Spaghetti With Fantasy Sauce
I saw this recipe (see the recipe) on Food52 and found it intriguing, Fantasy Sauce, with a name like that I expect a lot. The recipe looked very easy and quick, thats important to me right now, the ingredient list is in most pantries and refrigerators, so I decided I have to give it a try. BTW, for my vegetarian friends this would be equally delicious without the bacon, you could probably even make this vegan with some substitutions.
I did not have spaghetti but I did have linguine so I used that, I had the bacon, spinach, leeks and onions, wine, butter and cream. A short list of ingredients done very quickly. First let me say I didn’t really pay close attention to nor measure everything, unless I am baking I tend not to measure. I did use 3 slices of bacon that I cut into bite size pieces, a small yellow onion and probably a cup of chopped leeks. The recipe comes together quickly, the recipe calls for a handful of spinach I added more than that and it kind of disappeared, next time I make it I will use more spinach. Posie tells you to get your spaghetti done first.. well mine was cooking while my sauce was and the timing was perfect.
The dish is very tasty, it is reminiscent of a carbonara in flavor and I love that. I think it could easily be adapted to other ingredients and can be an elegant dish at a dinner party or an easy weeknight pasta supper.
Fantasy sauce sounds great!
Thanks Anatoli, it’s so easy to make and really tasty.
This looks so delicious, Suzanne. One of those dangerous meals for me, because I’d keep taking that “last forkful” just to get that one more taste, no matter how full I was! ❤
LOL, it was really good. Dangerous with the heavy cream and butter, not enough bacon for me to consider it dangerous though. Thanks so much Prudy.
My kind of spaghetti, I love it. I have to make it soon. Thanks Suzanbe.
Thanks Gerlinde, it’s simple and quick and tasty. My kind of spaghetti too!
Sorry Suzanne, my internet is French at the moment and acting up.
French, mon dieu!!
Ooooo… That is drool-worthy. I think in stead of “fantasy” i’d call it heavenly. I’d definitely like to try this… and with a nice wine.
Yes, heavenly, thats exactly what it is. LOL, thanks Teagan.
Hi Suzanne! I’ve missed you! This dish looks so good. I’m bookmarking it right now!
I’ve missed you too, haven’t seen a post from you in a while. Will get over to your blog and see whats wrong, Thank you so much.
My parents and I are hoping to visit my brother in Brooklyn this fall. I’d love to meet up with you again if you’re free!
Would love that Patty!
What a great name for a sauce! I love the idea of being to make a dish from ingredients in the pantry. 😉
Isn’t it, love the name and the sauce, Thanks so much.
This looks so creamy and delicious! I love that you added spinach, and I can only imagine how that bacon tasted in that creamy sauce. Pinning!
Sounds divine! I like that it was quick like you said that’s what you need right now. I get that! You did not have to go out and get a bunch of ingredients. Bravo. Hugs to Nando.
This is certainly my fantasy and my kind of recipe. Delicious! Thank you Suzanne!
A great name and it looks like the end result matched the name x
Oooh, this sounds great Suzanne! I’m partial to anything that includes leeks, bacon and cream, so I know that I would love this as well. Thanks for sharing this! 🙂
I my, this sounds so delicious! I know I would love it. I love every ingredient in it. Definitely pinning to make soon. Thanks so much for sharing it, Suzanne!
This is what I call a great dish! 😜
Thank you so much!
I like a short list of ingredients too–and would definitely keep the bacon! Sounds like a yummy easy enough summer meal. thanks Suzanne!!
Me too, as a matter of fact if there are too many things in the list of ingredients I tend to become overwhelmed. This was easy and tasty. Thank you so much.
Indeed a fantasy sauce. It looks very delicious. I also love it when I see a recipe and have all the ingredients at home. How satisfying! We were on the same wave length. I was craving pasta, therefore now I have a pasta recipe coming up too, in a couple of weeks. Somewhat similar looking, but not similar ingredients. Oh, how I love pasta! 🙂
Me too Fae, love pasta if only it were not laden with carbs. Can’t wait to see your pasta recipe and I LOVE the Lubia Pollo post.
I love this combination with spaghetti (or other pasta for that matter). It’s a variant of one I often make when I can’t think what else to make for dinner. Especially good with spelt pasta 😉
I’ve never had (nor seen) spelt pasta. I bet it is really good and would be great in this recipe. Thanks so much.
You must try spelt pasta! It’s more expensive than wheat pasta, but much more satisfying and has a delicious and slightly nutty flavour. http://www.iherb.com/Eden-Foods-Organic-Spelt-Spaghetti-100-Whole-Grain-14-oz-396-g/36405#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=spelt%20spaghetti&rc=2&sr=null&ic=2
Thank you for the link I will order it looks like a great website going to peruse and see what else I can pick up.
Is it bad that I’m sitting here starring at your photos, wishing I was eating this right now? lol. I mean I am literally drooling. This seems like an easy, but delicious dish. I have to try this out very soon.
Kia / The House of KTS
Thank you it’s a great meal!
This is such a “vegetarian converting” recipe as well Suzanne! Love everything going on there in the fantasy sauce! 😊
It would be great without the bacon.
“Fantasy” may refer to this not being a traditional Italian pasta dish. I don’t understand why anyone would want to cook the pasta first — unless you want to serve it cold like spaghetti alla checca. Fantasy sauce is fine, but pasta should be al dente!
I felt the same way which is why I cooked the pasta at the same time as the sauce. Has to be al dente!
Anything with the name fantasy sauce has me interested! This sounds amazing!
Thanks totally agree.
Oh Suzanne we forgive you to do not have paid attention on the right amount of ingredients…. I’m sure these linguine were amazing!!!
Thank you Margherita, I am so bad at sticking to the instructions (and ingredient list) when it comes to recipes.
This sounds fabulous! What’s funny is my daughter made risotto last night, with almost the same ingredients (sans bacon), but how lovely would her risotto have been WITH bacon! Yum!! Love all of those flavors!