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.