Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cordon Bleu Pasta

Here's a homemade version of a huge local favorite from Firehouse Pizzaria.  Our friends, Greg and Neal, brothers, are the owners of one of the best restaurants in the valley. We've loved this dish since the day they opened!  Serve it with some french bread and salad...you've got a feast!  It's a great "man" food, and also great for women at a shower.  You'll love it too!

(I'll replace this photo with my own asap!)

1 16 oz. bag penne pasta, cooked till almost done
2 15 oz. jars of Alfredo Sauce  (I use Cheesy Ragu flavor)
sliced fresh mushrooms (I use a large box from the produce section)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 - 2 cups diced ham  (diced finely)
1 - 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
cooked, chopped bacon, if desired ( Not bacon bits.)  (And trust me, you desire!)
2-4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Saute mushrooms, green onions in butter, adding the ham, chicken and  bacon.  Pour one jar of Alfredo sauce and cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan.   Add and mix the pasta with the remaining ingredients into the pan.  Pour the second bottle of Alfredo over the mixture and cover in shredded mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for half an hour.  Enjoy!