September 1, 2009

The Pasta With No Name

Posted in Pasta tagged , , , , , at 3:55 pm by RootsAndRings

So a couple weeks ago I made this random pasta dish and it turned out really well. I made it again last night, and again I liked it. So I thought that maybe I should share it with you since it’s so easy. The problem is that I don’t really measure much or keep track of cooking times. But I don’t think you can mess it up. It makes a very large pot of pasta. We have it for dinner, then lunch the next day, and then lunch the following day. And if you are better at portion control than us, you could probably get more than 6 servings out of it.

1 package of angel hair pasta
1 package of bacon, cooked- crispy!
1 large onion, halved and sliced
5 or 6 tomatoes, seeded and diced
a bunch of basil, torn or minced or however you like it
a small package of pine nuts, toasted

Pretty simple. While your bacon is sizzling away, cook all of your onions in some butter. You can make as much onion as you want. They cook down a lot so always put in more than you think you’ll want. You could cook them in olive oil but it won’t taste as good. Once they are translucent and tender, turn to medium/low and keep cooking them. We want them golden and sweet and delicious. Boil your pasta. I like to throw a bunch of garlic salt in the water to help give the pasta some flavor. Once your pasta is done, drain it and put it back in your big pot. Add everything- the chopped up crispy bacon, the pine nuts, the tomatoes, the onions. I add a drizzle of olive oil and some butter. But not too much of either because you don’t want slimy food. Mix it all up. This takes some elbow grease. And that’s it. Told you it was easy!