BLT Linguine

Scallions stand in for the usual BLT greens in this pasta dish. If you’re looking to trim fat, substitute low- or no'fat plain Greek-style yogurt for the cream cheese and about six pieces of thinly sliced prosciutto for the bacon.

Recipe courtesy of "High Flavor Low Labor" by J.M. Hirsch, copyright 2010. Used by permission of Random House. All rights reserved.

BLT Linguine

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    Ingredients

    10 slices smoked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 12-ounce package fresh linguine
    1 bunch scallions, whites and light green sections, chopped 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into small chunks
    1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

    directions

    Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.

    • 2

      While the water heats, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until it is crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the scallions and tomatoes, then sauté for 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the mixture to a
      bowl, draining any excess fat.

    • 3

      Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1⁄4 cup of the cooking water, then drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan.

    • 4

      Add the cream cheese and half of the reserved cooking water to the pasta. Toss until the cheese is melted and forms a creamy sauce.

    • 5

      Add three-quarters of the bacon and tomato mixture, then toss again. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more of the reserved cooking water. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

    • 6

      Divide the pasta among 4 plates, then top each serving with some of the remaining bacon and tomato mixture.

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