Redneck Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
half can of spam, thinley sliced (hence the redneck)
tsp olive oil
1/2 pureed sweet onion
3 garlic cloves, diced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 jar sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
half pint of heavy cream
1/4 c Parmesan cheese (fresh is best)
1 tsp garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste
12 oz linguini
Cook pasta per directions on package.
In a medium size sauce pan, fry the slices of spam on medium heat until dark and crispy (if you can’t handle the thought of spam, then you can use bacon). Set aside on paper towels to drain. Leave any grease from spam in the pan and lower to medium/low heat. And add 1/2 tsp olive oil to pan if needed. Quickly add pureed onion, diced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Saute until onion turns a golden brown. Add chopped sun dried tomato and satue for about 2 min. Then add heavy cream and turn heat to low. Add cheese and stir until melted, taste and add more if needed. Then add garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 5 min, or until linguine is done. Add spam to sauce, then toss sauce with liguini.
We had this last night for dinner with garlic bread and it was seriously the best pasta ever! Even the kids chowed down.
We make our own sun dried tomatoes by dehydrating roma tomatoes in a food dehydrator and then storing it in olive oil in a jar. It doesn’t even need to be sealed, plus the olive oil becomes flavored by the tomatoes to use as a flavored oil if you want.
Also, we are big fans of spam, we use it place of bacon in a lot of recipes. You have to cook it so it is nice and crispy though (Tanner and Natalya eat it out of the can, and I think it is so gross). We put it in mac and cheese, pasta, salads, breakfast sandwiches, soups….