Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Leeks Recipe

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Full of flavor, this pasta dish is over the top. With Parmesan, bacon and the light onion flavor from the leeks, you're going to love this. And it's easy, too.
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  • 16 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 leek, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced and rinsed well
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley, chopped
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings from the skillet.

Add the leeks to the drippings in the skillet. Season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream and cook until it begins to thicken, about 2 minutes.

Add the pasta to the skillet along with the parmesan, bacon and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat, adding enough of the reserved pasta cooking water to loosen.

To serve, top with more parmesan and parsley, if desired.

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"Delicious! Haven't used leeks before but loved them. Just a faint onion flavor. This was the perfect meal served with a salad and garlic bread."
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