Penne with Mascarpone and Bacon Recipe

Atkins Penne with Mascarpone and Bacon
Net Atkins Count TM
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 4
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 12 oz, raw (yield after cooking) Bacon
  • 12 oz Chick Pea Penne Pasta
  • 4 Tbsp Shallots, raw, chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic
  • 4 fl oz Sauvignon Blanc Wine
  • 8 oz Mascarpone
  • 0 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 0 1/4 cup Parsley


  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 12 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain; remove all but 1 tablespoon fat from the skillet. Crumble bacon.
  2. While bacon is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and keep warm.
  3. Add shallots to skillet; cook 3 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in wine and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Add mascarpone, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in milk and parsley; cook 1 minute to heat through. Add pasta and bacon to skillet; mix gently.  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Divide on six plates and serve immediately.

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