Tomato Bacon Capellini

A simple, but elegant pasta recipe for two that features thin capellini tossed with crispy bacon and juicy tomatoes, seasoned with garlic, onions and basil.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces capellini pasta
  • 8 ounces thick-cut bacon
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and discard all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Meanwhile, cook the capellini according to the package directions.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic in the bacon fat in the same skillet until tender. Add the tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and cook until slightly softened and bubbly. Stir in the bacon. Toss the capellini in the skillet with the tomato mixture. Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired.