Bacon-Artichoke Pasta Pie

I hear thunder and the radar says RAIN.  Like I have been saying-we need it BAD because we have major cracks in the ground.   The wind is pretty strong and there are waves on the lake.  We may get lucky tonight.  This morning I hit a couple of yard sales but didn’t find anything great.  I did get two 10 lb. anchors for our kayaks for $2 which sure beats paying $30 at Academy.  I also went by the plant nursery and bought two clay pots at 50 percent off-got both for $40.00.  My cactus is very happy now.  A few days ago I planted some radishes, cilantro and swiss chard which have sprouted.  This morning I planted some snow peas which I am definitely looking forward to.

For dinner tonight I made pasta pie.  It was super easy and relatively fast. The only change I will make next time is to put the pasta on the bottom because a few pieces on the top became a little dry in the oven most likely due to the fact that I forgot and left it in for an hour and fifteen minutes (Dang it).  Other than that it was delicious.

  • 1 cup Canadian bacon, cut into cubes (I used turkey Canadian bacon)
  • 1 cup cooked pasta (I used large elbow macaroni)
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped (I used the jarred kind)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup milk (I used half and half)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup purple onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (I used pre-minced)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In small bowl, microwave the jalapeno and onion for one minute to soften.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • In another medium bowl mix together the Canadian bacon, artichokes, jalapeno, onion and cheese.
  • Spray a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
  • Spoon filling into pie plate.
  • Gently stir in pasta.
  • Pour egg mixture over filling.
  • Press down with spatula.
  • Cover loosely with foil and place pie plate on center oven rack.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until quiche is set. Uncover for the last 10 minutes.

Have a great evening!

 

 

 

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