One of my favorite bloggers around is Kenley Leigh from Green Door Hospitality. Aside from the fact that she lives in Texas, she writes a lovely blog about entertaining at home, with lots of beautiful pictures that make me feel inadequate as a homemaker. Plus there are recipes!
She recently started a new series ” Elegant and Affordable” with recipes that look and taste amazing, on a budget.
Kenley Leigh, you had me at “affordable”.
This is a little spin on a recipe she posted a few weeks ago. The original is Linguini with Bacon Alfredo. But I had a can of artichoke hearts in my pantry that I was just dying to use (you know how it is). And that’s how the following recipe was born.
Bacon Artichoke Alfredo
- 1 Lb. Linguini or other pasta
- 3 slices of bacon, chopped
- 1 can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 C. flour
- 2-3 C. milk
- salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Prepare linguini according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Step 2: Brown the bacon in a pan. Once it’s crispy, add the garlic and artichoke hearts.
Inhale deeply. That smell you smell? It’s good.
Step 3: Stir everything around a bit, then add the flour and stir it until everything is coated. Add the milk slowly, stirring the whole time. To be honest I didn’t measure it, I just poured it from the jug. It should be somewhere between 2 and 3 cups.
It was excellent served with acorn squash.
Thanks, Kenley Leigh for the recipe! Sorry I messed with it; I can’t help myself sometimes!
P.S. Go visit Green Door Hospitality; you’ll love it!