Creamy Canadian Bacon And Tomato

Use this Canadian bacon and ricotta cheese mixture to fill stuffed pasta such as ravioli and tortellini.

Creamy Canadian Bacon And Tomato
Yield: 2-1/2 cups filling with 2-1/3 cups sauce Prep 15 mins Cook 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1 medium-size red onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 medium-size tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

Make It

1. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Canadian bacon; saute for 3 minutes. Add the red onion and remaining 1 teaspoon oil; reduce the heat to medium; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until the onion is softened.

2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened.

3. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together ricotta cheese, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, Parmesan cheese and the chopped basil.

4. Once thickened, remove the tomato sauce from heat. Stir 1 cup tomato sauce into the ricotta mixture. Use the ricotta mixture for the filling and the tomato mixture as the sauce for topping.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 198, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 41, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 10, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 13, sodium (mg): 739, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.