facebook share image   twitter share image   pinterest share image   E-Mail share image

Creamy Pappardelle with Leeks and Bacon image

Provided by Sara Jenkins

Categories     Milk/Cream     Pasta     Kid-Friendly     Quick & Easy     Dinner     Bacon     Leek     Winter     Bon Appétit     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free     No Sugar Added     Small Plates

Yield Makes 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, sliced crosswise
Kosher salt
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 pound pappardelle or fettuccine
1 cup finely grated Parmesan or Grana Padano


  • Heat oil and butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring often, until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 5-8 minutes. Add leeks and season with salt. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring often, until leeks begin to brown, 5-8 minutes. Add cream, thyme, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon, 5-8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 2 cups pasta cooking liquid.
  • Add pasta, Parmesan, and 1 cup pasta cooking liquid to sauce and stir to coat. Increase heat to medium and continue stirring, adding more cooking liquid as needed, until sauce coats pasta.

Majnu Alam
[email protected]

I added some mushrooms to the dish and it was delicious!

Short Life feelings
[email protected]

I'm not a fan of pappardelle, so I used fettuccine instead. It turned out great!

AMJ Foods & Vlogs
[email protected]

This is my new favorite pasta dish! It's so easy to make and it's always a crowd-pleaser. I love the creamy sauce and the flavorful bacon and leeks.

mujaheed adamu
[email protected]

I made this dish for a potluck and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it. I will definitely be making it again.

zindgi gi u tuber
[email protected]

I followed the recipe exactly but my sauce didn't turn out creamy. It was more like a thin soup. I'm not sure what went wrong.

Mony Khaled
[email protected]

This dish was a bit bland for my taste. I think it needed more seasoning. I added some salt, pepper, and garlic powder and it was much better.

Go to lobby
[email protected]

This dish was a bit too rich for my taste. The sauce was very heavy and the bacon was a bit overwhelming. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the sauce had been a bit lighter and the bacon had been used more sparingly.

Glen Reedy
[email protected]

I'm not a huge fan of leeks, but I really enjoyed this dish. The leeks were cooked perfectly and they added a subtle sweetness to the sauce. The bacon added a nice smoky flavor and the pappardelle was cooked al dente. Overall, this was a delicious an

Ufgkk Hjcb
[email protected]

I made this dish for my boyfriend and he loved it! He said it was the best pasta dish he had ever had. The sauce was creamy and flavorful, and the bacon and leeks added a nice touch of smokiness and sweetness.

Graycie Ryberg
[email protected]

I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. The sauce was creamy and flavorful, and the bacon and leeks added a nice touch of smokiness and sweetness. The pappardelle was cooked al dente and held the sauce well. Overall, this dish was

Edrine Legacy
[email protected]

This dish is the perfect comfort food. It's warm, creamy, and satisfying. I love that it's relatively easy to make, too. I've made it several times and it's always a hit.

MD Razaul Karim Reza
[email protected]

I made this dish for a dinner party and it was a huge success! The presentation was beautiful and the flavors were amazing. My guests couldn't stop raving about it. I highly recommend this recipe!

Tayyab jutt
[email protected]

This dish was a hit with my family! Everyone loved the creamy sauce and the flavorful bacon and leeks. It was a quick and easy meal to make, and it's definitely going to be a regular in our dinner rotation.

colton patterson
[email protected]

Easy to follow recipe, turned out great!

Sanaullah Safi
[email protected]

I'm not usually a fan of creamy pasta dishes, but this one was a game-changer. The leeks and bacon added so much flavor and depth, and the sauce was light and flavorful. I loved the contrast between the crispy bacon and the soft, creamy sauce. Will d

Bewasa Baba
[email protected]

This creamy pappardelle with leeks and bacon was an absolute delight! The flavors were perfectly balanced and the texture was spot-on. The leeks added a lovely sweetness, while the bacon added a smoky, savory flavor. The sauce was rich and creamy, an