A delicious recipe for pasta with all the flavors of the beloved blt sandwich! Linguini pasta is packed with smoky bites of bacon, grape tomatoes, cubes of toasted bread and peppery baby arugula leaves. A creamy, milky sauce made with Parmesan and basil brings it all together to make one of my most memorable pasta creations. A masterpiece. One that I can say with all certainty will be a repeat in my house.
I love to ‘cook’ up recipes from what I have on hand! Leftover arugula from the Arthur Avenue Burgers I made the other day were a shoe-in for the l in blt. With the help of fresh grape tomatoes plucked from my garden and a wedge of stale Italian bread sitting on my counter I turned the classic blt upside down.
Right on it’s head!
The sauce sounds heavy but isn’t. It doesn’t overwhelm the dish and is just the right amount to lightly coat the noodles. Not only does it add flavor but helps all those goodies floating around cling to the noodles. A different combination of flavors and textures packs every single, delectable bite.
A pop of juicy tomato. The salty, chewy bacon. Crispy yet soft-in-the middle bread cubes. A little bite from the tender arugula. And a creamy pasta that serves as the backdrop for it all. The best bite is when you manage to get a little piece of everything on your fork. Getting it all in your mouth at once is another thing.
Two of the most favorite comfort foods ever known to man collide for a truly rewarding dish that’s fresh, summery, hearty and satisfying.