If you have lots of people to feed and you don’t want or need to spend lots of money, PASTA is always budget friendly. Especially when it doesn’t include a lot of meat or poultry – which is getting more expensive daily. How about a creamy, garlicky pasta?

    With bacon?
      Yep! Perfect!


Bucatini Pasta Alfredo Bake

    250 g bucatini, speghetti or your favorite large-ish pasta {I used rotini so all the sauce would stick to the pasta!}
    12 rashers/slices bacon or pancetta
    400 ml heavy cream
    200 ml vegetable stock
    4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
    Parmesan Cheese, grated.
    salt and pepper to taste.

Boil the pasta until al dente (about 8 minutes). Drain and place under cold running water until cooled.
Cut bacon into thick slices. Cook in a shallow, non-stick pan until crispy. Add the garlic cloves.
In a bowl mix together the pasta, cream, veggie stock, bacon, garlic, and season to taste.
Place all into a large baking dish and sprinkle a good bit of Parmesan (Or Asiago) over the top.
Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 until top is lightly browned. (Serves 4) {Original Recipe}

I made this for a Church Dinner – 5x recipe – and it was a big hit. Hit with us, too! But pasta, bacon, cream? How can you EVER go wrong with THAT!!!

If making it again, I would use less cream and veggie broth. It came out rather liquidy. But by the next day all the liquid had been absrobed so it was still okay!

What else is on the PotLuck Buffet? Mosey on over to I Heart Cooking Clubs and grab a look-see, and a plate!!