Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon

My Favourite Pasta Recipes

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3501I had this pasta two days ago. It’s very simple. Lots of whipping and sour cream, cumin spiced Gouda cheese, streaky bacon and a splash of red onions and freshly ground pepper. I loved it so much I decided to post it so I can continue making it without wondering what transpired the last time I made it. You can use any short pasta that appeals to you. I used penne.

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3502I spent this afternoon watching the Brazil-Germany match. I’ve never seen anything like it. One goal after the other, 7 times! At least Brazil did get one consolation goal, in the last minutes. If you’re from Germany, I’m sure you spent the whole evening celebrating. I wonder what the streets of Brazil are like. Many fans were crying. If you are from Brazil, my empathy to you, there will be another time. I hope you like this pasta the way we did!

  • Ingredients
  • 400g (14oz) short pasta (I used penne)
  • 200g streaky bacon, diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream (35%, double cream, heavy cream)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 200g cumin spiced Gouda cheese, shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3487Please always assemble all ingredients before you start. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water until almost al dente then drain and rinse briefly under cold water. Set aside.

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3489Cook the bacon in a heavy based pan over medium heat until browned (if it renders too much fat, drain most of it).

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3492Reduce the heat and add onions and cook gently for 5 minutes. Drain the bacon and onions and set aside.

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3494In the same pan add the whipping and sour cream and heat gently. Add half the shredded Gouda and continue heating and stirring until the cheese is melted.

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3496Toss in the pasta and mix thoroughly.

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3498Pour the pasta in 7x 11 inches ovenproof dish. Stir the bacon and onions into the pasta

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3499and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes (I baked for 20 minutes).

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_2604Serve hot.

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_2605This simple pasta tasted delicious

Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 40 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) short pasta (I used penne)
  • 200g streaky bacon, diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup whipping cream (35%, double cream, heavy cream)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 200g cumin spiced Gouda cheese, shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water until almost al dente then drain and rinse briefly under cold water. Set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon in a heavy based pan over medium heat until browned (if it renders too much fat, drain most of it). Reduce the heat and add onions and cook gently for 5 minutes. Drain the bacon and onions and set aside.
  3. In the same pan add the whipping and sour cream and heat gently. Add half the shredded Gouda and continue heating and stirring until the cheese is melted. Toss in the pasta and mix thoroughly. Season with Salt and Pepper.
  4. Pour the pasta in 7x 11 inches ovenproof dish. Stir the bacon and onions into the pasta and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes (I baked for 20 minutes). Give a grinding of pepper and serve hot.

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33 thoughts on “Pasta with Gouda Onion and Bacon

  1. yum – it must have been ages that I made a pasta dish like that. But oh it really does taste so fabulous. I used to throw a handful of frozen peas in there are well….

  2. Yum Yum my Yum yummmm,….real tasty comfort food! I need this dish in my life because it has been raining here for more than 2 days now! And don’t forget that lovely glass of red wine, please! 😉 Xxx

    1. Hi Sophie,
      This is one of my best pasta recipes, simple but glorious. July is like a rainy season to us too, no watering the lawn. The glass of wine was tipped over to the right place. Have a great Sunday!
      Liz

  3. Perfect!! My middle son is the mac and cheese king and he would absolutely love this. Gouda is one of my favorite cheeses, add in the bacon and it sounds so incredibly delicious.

    1. Ha ha say hallo to the mac and cheese king. My son loves pasta too, in all forms. I love Gouda too. I’ve got several flavours right now. Have a great week!
      Liz

  4. Did someone say bacon? And what about this cumin spiced Gouda? Where did you get that? I think our stores here are just plain stingy. Perhaps it’s that we don’t have the population or the ethnic diversity that we just get plain, bland same old same old! Gosh I was so excited when I was shopping in Mexico to find bags of all these different dried peppers. Brought one in particular home that I like the flavour of – ancho chile. Hmm, haven’t actually used it yet, since I got home. Right now it’s sitting in accompaniment of a huge jar of kafir lime leaves I’ve had for about 2 years! One day…..
    Great sounding recipe Liz. Obviously I’m on your side with the pasta recipes! Cheers, and have a great day tomorrow.

    1. Dear Sandy,
      I laughed so much I even fell asleep. This cumin spiced Gouda came from Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, on the way to Toronto. I have seen smoked Gouda and Jalapeño flavoured Gouda but I have’t seen the cumin one here, either. I do agree with you. Europe has got a wide array of ingredients and better quality too. I lived in Europe when I was a student and life there is so much different and fun too! Can you start using that ancho chilli of yours lest it ends up in a bin some years later. You see the Kaffir lime has been chilling there for two years…ha ha!
      Funny how human beings want things they promptly forget about! I’m like that too. Our weather here is more like fall, so cool, sometimes I feel a little cold, but I love it. I’m sitting by the window right now sniffing fresh air. Who knows when it will become unbearable again. Have a good day Sandy.
      Liz

  5. Pasta and cheese? Who could resist!!!!! I snagged a 1.5# package of sliced Gouda a couple of days ago, so it has been falling into almost everything lately. Especially good in cream of broccoli soup, with potatoes, mushrooms, and onions.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. Hi Judie,
      Oh boy I love Gouda. I have four different flavours right now, Gouda with Cumin; Gouda with Herbs; Gouda Natural; Gouda with Jalapeño….I am having a whale of a time. I have to try the cream of broccoli soup too!
      Virtual Hugs!!!!
      Liz

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