- 1 (12 ounce) package linguine pasta
- 1/4 pound bacon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 pound cooked shrimp
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
- Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic, basil, and oregano in oil for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and green onions, and saute for 3 minutes. Add bacon, half and half, Parmesan cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese. Cook until cheese is just melted. Stir in shrimp, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Serve sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with pine nuts.
Here's an easier version:
- 1 pound dry fettuccini noodles
- 8 slices bacon
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- ground black pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccini and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
- Fry bacon in skillet over medium heat until crispy, remove and drain on paper towel. Chop with knife into bits.
- Beat the eggs, cheese and cream in a bowl, then add the bacon. Pour over the pasta in the pan and toss gently using tongs.
- Return the pan to a very low heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Don't overheat or the eggs will scramble. Season well with black pepper and serve.