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One of my favorite foods in the whole wide world is Bacon. There are so many ways to use it to enhance regular dishes, from burgers or pasta to salads and soups! I shared one of my favorite bacon pasta’s the other day with you and today I am going to do an offshoot of that using Tyson Bacon Pieces. These little pieces are an extremely easy way of adding bacon to your dishes. They also have the added advantage of already being prepped, so no fuss or muss cleaning up!
Tot and I went on an adventure to find the Tyson Bacon Pieces, we ran into one Walmart nearby that should have had them and didn’t. I actually wasn’t really sure where they were supposed to be. There are so many places that they put toppings that I was left hunting around the produce section all the way to the dairy aisle! We decided to go on a little trip to the super nice Walmart that has everything and of course they were there! If you are searching for them, go straight to where you find the lunchmeats and lunchables!
Despite the fact that we had to hop a bit to get them, it was actually really fun. My son and I always goof off at the stores and walking around helps me come up with new ideas!
Between the 1st Walmart and the 2nd Walmart I came up with the idea of how to stuff Baby Portobello Mushrooms! That was a bonus! I wanted to keep it easy and using similar like products so families wouldn’t have to go shopping for more things. So without further adu, let me introduce you to my two recipes – Creamy Cheesy Penne Pasta with Tyson Bacon Pieces and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms with the same pieces, it is a bacon fest!
- 3 Cups of Penne Pasta
- 1 3oz Bag of Tyson Bacon Pieces
- 3 Egg Yolks
- 3/4 Cup of Heavy Whip
- 3/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 Cup of Feta Cheese Crumbles
- 1 Tbsp of Grapeseed Oil
- Pre-heat your oven to 375′.
- Cook the Penne Pasta as directed on the box.
- Mix together your 3 Egg Yolks, Heavy Whip, Parmesan Cheese and Feta Cheese Crumbles.
- Once the Penne Pasta is soft, rinse in cold water to cool it down and then toss with the Grapeseed Oil.
- Pour Penne Pasta noodles into an ungreased casserole dish and then slowly pour the mixture on top.
- Toss until noodles are well coated and then sprinkle a little extra Parmesan on top.
- Bake in the Oven for 30min or until top becomes begins to turn a golden brown.
- 1 small container of Baby Portobello Mushrooms
- 1/4 Cup of Blue Cheese Crumbles
- 1/4 Cup of Feta Cheese Crumbles
- 1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
- 1/5oz of Tyson Bacon Pieces (otherwise 1/2 a bag)
- Pre-Heat oven to 375′
- Mix the Blue Cheese, Feta Cheese and Sour Cream together until creamy.
- Add in the Tyson Bacon Pieces.
- Pull the stems out from the Baby Portobello Mushrooms. Dice them up and put them into the mix.
- Stuff the Mushrooms.
- Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until brown on the top.
I cannot tell you how delicious these recipes are. The pasta is so rich and my teen (who hates blue cheese) loved the mushrooms, although my husband ran off with all them!
If you don’t like Blue Cheese you can always just replace it with a cheese you do like, Gorgonzola is pretty yummy too! I just like to keep things simple and create recipes using what I have available to me. Having the Tyson Bacon Pieces made both of them a cinch to whip up and also left my kitchen a lot less greasy afterwards, which my teen was really thankful for!
If you want to keep up to date on Tyson’s new products, you should take a moment and follow them at @TysonFoods on Twitter or on their Facebook Page. Also, make sure you follow the #WhatsYourTopping Hashtag to check out many more recipes for the Tyson Bacon Pieces as well as the many other toppings!