Farfalle with Bacon, Onions and Gouda

Published August 21, 2012 by thepinkgourmet

After a long day at school trying to get my room ready for my students, all I wanted was some comfort food.  This was just what I wanted.  It was a little bit sweet, creamy, & salty. The more I eat Gouda the more I like it.  The flavors blended beautifully!!!!

Farfalle with Bacon, Onions and Gouda

adapted from Tasty Kitchen

1 pound bow tie pasta
7 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded gouda cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove to a paper towel to absorb some of the drippings. Drain all but one tablespoon of bacon drippings.

3. Add butter to the remaining bacon drippings. Add onion and sauté until tender.

4. Add cream to the pan. Let simmer on low heat for a few minutes, until the cream sauce begins to reduce and thicken. Stir in the reserved bacon and the gouda. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.

5. Add the pasta to the skillet, and stir until all of the ingredients are incorporated and the pasta is coated with the sauce. Serve warm.

Here are all the ingredients needed to make this delicious pasta!

After you get your pasta on you want to go ahead and start cooking your bacon.


My bacon got a little dark & crispy but it was still delicious.  I did have to turn my heat down a little from medium-high heat.  You know your stove.  When it is done put it on a paper towel to drain some of the grease.

While your bacon is cooking get your onions cut into thin slices.  I used a purple onion but you can use yellow.


After your bacon is done take out all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings. Add the butter to the skillet and saute the onions till tender.

This is what your Gouda looks like.  I used a baby Gouda.  I think I will use smoked next time.  Grate about 1 cup of the cheese to add to the sauce.

When the onions are tender pour the heavy cream into the skillet with them.  Let this simmer until it starts to thicken.

It should look like this after a minute or two.

Now you are ready to add your bacon and shredded Gouda to the sauce.  Looks good to me!!!

You want to make sure to stir until the cheese is melted.


Add your cooked pasta to the skillet (As you can see I used mini farfalle).  Stir until the pasta and sauce are well combined. Add salt & pepper to taste.


As I always say, get out a pretty pasta dish if you have one and transfer your pasta into it!!!   Bon Appetit……

I give this recipe out of 4……

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