1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs. Drain pasta and return to saucepot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add bacon and cook 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally.  With spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In same skillet, cook garlic, onion and salt over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is soft, stirring frequently. Increase heat to high and stir in Basel Springs and vodka; heat to boiling and cook 1 minute or until mixture is reduced by half. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in tomatoes, crushed red pepper and Italian seasoning, and cook, covered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat; uncover. Remove and discard basil. Stir in bacon and half and half.
  4. Pour sauce over pasta and toss until well combined. Serve garnished with cheese.

Tomato Bisque with Parmesan Croutons

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
357 Calories, 7g Fat (18% of total calories), 2g Saturated Fat (5% of total calories), 19mg Cholesterol, 469mg Sodium, 59g Carbohydrates, 8g Fiber, 13g Protein

​​Dietary exchanges:
4 Starch, 2 Protein, 1 Fat​

1cup low sodium tomato juice
1teaspoon dried thyme

teaspoon granulated sugar

1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4cup half and half
8slices French baguette, cut 1/4-inch thick
1tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
*Fresh thyme leaves for garnish


Mini Mart Specialty Meats Recipes

At Mini Mart, we not only serve you the best quality food, we also give recipes and cooking tips to make you're shopping experience with us even better. Try a Turkey Chop with a marinade; try a Baby Back Rib with an orange glaze; the options are endless. And don't be shy to ask us for advice on any of the product we sell.​​

About Mini Mart Specialty Meats Mini Mart is a 2nd generation specialty meat market and grocer located in Northwest Detroit. Mini Mart was started in 1975. Mini Mart's founder cut meat for over 50 years (with over 40 of those years at Mini Mart) maintaining the highest food standards and quality for his customers. His 3 sons, all followed in his footsteps and became Master Butchers to carry on the family business. Mini-Mart Services Full Service Meat Counter Specialty Meats Fresh Amish Poultry Black Canyon Angus Beef Fresh Fish & Seafood Deli Grocery Payment Mini-Mart accepts Cash, Credit, DEBIT, EBT, and WIC. Mini-Mart offers chip-and-pin checkout and will have tap to pay in the near future. Testimonial Quality and excellent service is a standard which transcends the test of time. For over 40 years Mini-Mart Specialty Meats has maintained exceptional quality meats and unparalleled service. PRODUCTS Here at Mini-Mart we have a full line of groceries and fresh produce. We carry over 500 different spices, sauces, and marinades from all around the globe. Mini-Mart has select premium deli products (cut to order). ORDER NOW Mini Mart Meat Paks Meat Paks are a signature of Mini Mart. Mini Mart Meat Paks are pre-designed selections of meat that are created to fit a multitude of budgets and consumer needs. Mini Mart Meat Paks include: Budget Pak Poco-Loco Pak Mini Pak 5 Pound Pak Freezer Pleazer Pak Mega Pak Mr. Steak Pak Premium Pak 10 Pound Pak Pak of the Month Weekend Combo Pak Surf N' Turf Pak BIG Pak of the Month Super Pak Breakfast Pak A sample Mini-Mart Meat Pak is as follows: Mini Pak 10 lbs - Amish Wings 5 lbs - End Cut Pork Chops 5 lbs - Fresh Turkey Wings 5 lbs - Ground Chuck 3 lbs - Chuck Roast 2 lbs - Slab Bacon 30 lbs Total - $89.00 All Mini Mart Meat Paks are prepared fresh for customers as they are ordered. Customers can substitute items in the Meat Paks to customize their orders. All Meat Paks can be freezer wrapped upon request at no additional charge and portioned upon request.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
162 Calories, 5g Fat (28% of total calories), 2g Saturated Fat (11% of total calories), 7mg Cholesterol, 370mg Sodium, 26g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 5g Protein

​​Dietary exchanges:
2 Starch, 1 Protein, 1 Fat​

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Prep: 10 minutes     Cook: 30 minutes     Serves: 6

1box (14.5 oz) high fiber white penne pasta
1teaspoon olive oil

slices turkey bacon cut 3/4"

2garlic cloves, minced
1medium onion, finely chopped
1/4teaspoon salt
2large sprigs fresh basil


  1. In large saucepot, heat 2 teaspoons butter and oil over medium heat. Add carrot, onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, thyme, sugar and pepper. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to a simmer. Partially cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent sticking. Stir in half and half, and remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Place bread slices on rimmed baking pan. Divide and spread remaining 1 teaspoon butter over bread slices, and sprinkle each with cheese. Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
  3. In batches, transfer soup to blender and purée. Transfer puréed soup to large bowl before puréeing next batch.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top each with a Parmesan crouton and garnish with thyme leaves.

Mini Mart Meat Is Hard To Beat


Prep: 20 minutes     Cook: 40 minutes     Serves: 8

1/2cup vodka
3/2cup crushed tomatoes

teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4cup half and half, at room temp
1/4cup shreadded Parmesan cheese

Penne with Vodka Sauce & Turkey Bacon

3cup low sodium tomato juice
2teaspoon dried thyme

teaspoon granulated sugar

1teaspoon ground black pepper
1cup half and half
2slices French baguette, cut 1/4-inch thick
1tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese