“That Pasta”

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In our home, this is the pasta dish of choice.  When I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, his answer is often, “Can you make That Pasta?” It doesn’t have any other name. It is simple and decadent at the same time: 6 or 7 strips of a nice double-smoked bacon, an onion, a bottle (330ml) of tomato sauce and about 1/2 cup of whipping cream.

1. Start your pasta water and turn up the burner to get it boiling. Follow the directions on the bag of pasta for cooking instructions. Any sort of pasta will do, but I like to use penne.

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2. For the sauce, slice bacon crossways into 1/2 inch pieces and fry in another pan. When the bacon is mostly cooked, add a chopped onion to the pan cooking until the onions are softened and starting to caramelize. Add the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes or so. Remove from stove and add the cream. Pour over cooked pasta. Grate some parmesan cheese over the top if you like, and voila, cheer in a bowl.

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