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Tuscan Basil Pasta

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Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 1 Pound Penne Pasta Cooked & Drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Ounce Mezzetta® Sun Ripened Dried Tomatoes, Rehydrated
  • 10 Slices Bacon, Cooked & Diced
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Pint Heavy Cream
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, Picked & Chopped, Use 2 Cups
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


Open and rehydrate tomatoes according to package instruction, then slice into ¼” slices.
In a large skillet set to medium heat, add the cooked bacon, sundried tomatoes, and garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add the cream and bring to a light simmer, then reduce heat to medium low. When the cream has thickened, add the pasta, chicken, parmesan cheese, and basil. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, taste and add salt and pepper if desired.