Continuing on with my fast-er food explorations, today's lunch is angel hair pasta with this 20 minute bacon and tomato sauce made with whatever stuff I could find in the fridge and cupboards that makes sense.20 MINUTE ANGEL HAIR W. BACON & TOMATO SAUCE
- 8 oz. angel hair pasta (you could also use spaghetti or spaghettini), cooked in the shallow water method
- 1 15 oz. (or so) can tomatoes, with the liquid (I used whole because that's what I had on hand, but chopped is fine.)
- 4 strips of bacon, sliced into 1/2" strips
- 6 or 7 sprigs of parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 a medium onion, very thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or thinly sliced
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil (or whatever cooking oil you have on hand)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt to start
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1) Bring the oil to medium high heat in a saute pan and add bacon, onions, and garlic, and let them cook about 4 or 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are nice and translucent.
2) Add the parsley and basil, and stir to coat with the oil already in the pan, then add in tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir gently a few times to evenly incorporate all ingredients, turn the heat down to medium low, and simmer, uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes while you boil the pasta.
3) Boil the pasta using this method:
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4) Drain pasta, and spoon sauce on top, and there you have it - 20 Minute Angel Hair W. Bacon & Tomato Sauce!
For our side salad, I just served some spinach and arugula mix out of a bag topped with some sauteed mushrooms and dressed with a mish-mash vinaigrette from a container where I keep all the leftover unused and somewhat neutral vinaigrettes (red wine, white wine, lemon, balsamic) for a rainy and/or lazy day.
What's lunching, peeps? :)