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Spaghetti With Fantasy Sauce

Linguine with fantasy sauce

Linguine 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.

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  1. talkavino #

    Fantasy sauce sounds great!

    June 29, 2015
  2. 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! ❤

    June 29, 2015
    • 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.

      June 29, 2015
  3. My kind of spaghetti, I love it. I have to make it soon. Thanks Suzanbe.

    June 29, 2015
    • Thanks Gerlinde, it’s simple and quick and tasty. My kind of spaghetti too!

      June 29, 2015
  4. Sorry Suzanne, my internet is French at the moment and acting up.

    June 29, 2015
  5. 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.

    June 29, 2015
  6. Hi Suzanne! I’ve missed you! This dish looks so good. I’m bookmarking it right now!

    June 29, 2015
    • 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.

      June 29, 2015
      • 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!

        June 29, 2015
      • Would love that Patty!

        June 29, 2015
  7. What a great name for a sauce! I love the idea of being to make a dish from ingredients in the pantry. 😉

    June 29, 2015
  8. 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!

    June 29, 2015
  9. 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.

    June 29, 2015
  10. This is certainly my fantasy and my kind of recipe. Delicious! Thank you Suzanne!

    June 29, 2015
  11. A great name and it looks like the end result matched the name x

    June 29, 2015
  12. 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! 🙂

    June 29, 2015
  13. 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!

    June 29, 2015
  14. This is what I call a great dish! 😜

    June 30, 2015
  15. I like a short list of ingredients too–and would definitely keep the bacon! Sounds like a yummy easy enough summer meal. thanks Suzanne!!

    June 30, 2015
    • 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.

      June 30, 2015
  16. 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! 🙂

    July 1, 2015
    • 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.

      July 1, 2015
  17. 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 😉

    July 1, 2015
  18. 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
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    July 1, 2015
  19. This is such a “vegetarian converting” recipe as well Suzanne! Love everything going on there in the fantasy sauce! 😊

    July 1, 2015
  20. “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!

    July 2, 2015
    • I felt the same way which is why I cooked the pasta at the same time as the sauce. Has to be al dente!

      July 2, 2015
  21. Anything with the name fantasy sauce has me interested! This sounds amazing!

    July 2, 2015
  22. Oh Suzanne we forgive you to do not have paid attention on the right amount of ingredients…. I’m sure these linguine were amazing!!!

    July 2, 2015
    • Thank you Margherita, I am so bad at sticking to the instructions (and ingredient list) when it comes to recipes.

      July 2, 2015
  23. CC #

    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!

    July 7, 2015

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