I love pasta for a lot of reasons, but one of them is that pasta makes a quick meal. And it’s extremely versatile. For this dish, I used angel hair. It cooks in just a couple of minutes.
Some friends gave us a bunch of tomatoes from their garden. Now that’s a great gift! But they needed to be used soon. Pairing them with pasta made perfect sense.
I also had a pound of bacon in the fridge, some white wine and fresh basil in the garden. My original thought was to make this pasta dish. It also has bacon, tomatoes and basil, but it requires more Parmesan cheese than I had on hand.
So I decided to do a lighter sauce, with no half & half and no Parmesan. We had just enough cheese to garnish, so it worked out great.
And this is a quick meal. Especially if you already have the bacon cooked. I needed to cook mine, but I still had it made in about 20 minutes.
I usually cook the bacon in the oven. Not only is it easier and less messy, it allows me to do other things while it cooks versus stand at the skillet and get popped with hot grease.
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