As is any sort of pasta dinner that uses bacon....
A few nights ago I did the 4:00 fridge rummage, trying to cobble together a dinner that wouldn't necessitate a trip to the store. Which I have to say is an idea for a reality show I would watch faithfully.
Put 10 Moms in an average kitchen 6 days out from the last big shop and see what they come up with.
The last person to order pizza wins.
Bacon Pasta Toss
1 pound short pasta
6 slices bacon
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
10 basil leaves, stacked, rolled and sliced thinly
freshly grated Parmesan cheese, about a quarter cup
a few cranks of black pepper
Boil the pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid.
Meanwhile fry the bacon over medium heat in a large heavy saucepan. Remove when crisp and drain on paper towels. Pour all but a couple tablespoons bacon grease out of the pan. Add the onion and the garlic and lower the heat a little. Cook, stirring frequently until the onions are limp and glossy. Add the tomatoes and most of the liquid from the tomato can and let simmer while the pasta finishes cooking.
Drain the pasta, toss with the bacon and tomato mixture. Add some of the reserved pasta cooking liquid if it seems dry. Sprinkle with the basil, pepper and the grated cheese.