|Penne Rosa with Creamy Bacon Sauce|
This recipe is a great way to hide veggies in your pasta for the kids. Use mashed baby sweet potatoes or carrots for a mild sweet flavor in your sauce, and make sure to mention that BACON is the major ingredient -- that's always a big selling point at my house! Luckily, VeganDad is off on a business trip this week, so we don't have to feel guilty about eating meat :)
Penne Rosa with Creamy Bacon Sauce
1 pkg rice pasta (penne style)
1 24 oz. jar of your favorite marinara sauce
1 14 oz can of coconut milk, creamy part only
1 Tbsp minced onion
1 jar mashed baby sweet potatoes
1 tsp salt
4 slices nitrite-free bacon
Cook pasta as directed. Place bacon on a baking sheet and heat in oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Drain on paper towels when finished. Cool and crumble.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, mix together marinara sauce, the creamy part of the coconut milk (reserve thin liquid for another use), minced onion, sweet potatoes (or you can substitute baby carrots), and salt. Heat through, then add crumbled bacon. Toss with pasta and serve warm.
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