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Canadian Noodles


A great one pot supper that uses the simple trick of adding vegetables to the boiling pasta water, this dish combines the eeryday and the unusual for great taste and color.

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  • 3/4 lb rotini pasta
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup garlic and herb cream cheese spread
  • 1/2 lb thick sliced canadian bacon
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 22mins


Step 1

1. Bring large pot of hot tap water to boil; add salt, meanwhile, quarter zucchini lengthwise and slice crosswise. coarsely chop bell pepper. Cook pasta according ot package directions, adding the zucchini, bell pepper and peas during last 3 mins of cooking.
2. in small saucepan, whisk together milk and flour until blended. Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese and whisk until blended.
3. Remove and reserve 1 cup pasta water in glass measure; drain pasta and veetables and return to pot. Cut bacon into 1/4 inch strips. Stir in cream cheese mixture, bacon, pepper, parmesan and 1/2 cup pasta water. Add additonal pasta water if needed for creamier consistency. Transfer to serving dish.


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