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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Easy & Delicious : Pasta with Bacon and Cheese

1 pound penne
8 slices bacon (about 1/2 pound)
½ large onion, sliced
15 ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese, at room temperature
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the penne until al dente. Reserve one ladle of cooking water, then drain the pasta and transfer to a serving bowl. In a medium skillet, fry the bacon until crisp and transfer to a plate, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet. Add the onions to the skillet and cook until golden, about 10 minutes. Stir the onions and ricotta into the pasta along with the reserved pasta cooking water. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle it over the pasta along with the basil.

Recipe Link Rachael Ray

Simpy Delish

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  2. How good that looks. Such an easy summer meal. Thanks!

  3. OMG! this is so delicious, I am craving it right now.. Thanks for stopping by at craftionary.. :)
    Have a great day

  4. I think I'll try this! It sure looks good and bacon MUST make it even better! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Two pasta salads so far in today's Sunday Favorites - - - both look really yummy!

  6. This looks delicious.. thanks for sharing. hugs ~lynne~

  7. Looks delish.

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  8. Hi Annie...

    Mmm...your pasta salad looks and sounds sooo delcious! My husband loves bacon so your salad would be a winner in his book! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week!

    Warmest summery wishes,


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