February 25, 2010

Pasta with Bacon

It's been awhile since I shared a recipe here, so here ya go. This has been one of my favorites since my cousin Reema made it for us back in the ol' college days. I suppose there could be a fancier name for it...maybe we can have a contest to suggest a more Italian-sounding name!

The ingredients are pretty simple:

1 package of your favorite kind of bacon
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. dried parsley
2 small cans or one large can of diced tomatoes
1 package of Penne pasta

First: Cook bacon however you like to cook it--in the microwave or on the stovetop. (Side note: You can use turkey bacon if you're trying to cook healthy meals. I've used it before in this dish, long, long ago. I can't tell you how it was, because I blocked the experience from my mind, preferring my crisp fat-full bacon instead, but just sayin'...it's an option.)

Saute onion and garlic in oil.

Add tomatoes and parsley. Simmer 10-15 minutes while you start the water boiling for the pasta.

Crumble bacon and add to the sauce. Simmer another 10-15 minutes while the pasta boils.

Drain pasta and add to sauce. Mix well and serve with Parmesan cheese on top.

This is a FABULOUS meal! We usually serve it with salad and, often, a fresh batch of homemade bread.


Debi said...

hey! where did you get that fabulous idea to show pics of the food while you are prepping it? he he...looks good!

the Pools said...

Looks wonderful....I think I'll try it next week, I was missing a day on my menu...

Flogger said...

Pioneer Woman II in the making! VERY good shots!!! TFS ...