Bacon Bruschetta Pasta
1 lb. Whole Grain Linguine( Ronzoni Style)
1 1b. Bacon, chopped
1/2 Purple Onion, chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1/4 cup White wine
1 can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes( 1lb, 12 oz.)
6-8 basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1.In a pot over high heat, bring water to a boil, add in salt and olive oil. Cook pasta until Al Dente
2. While pasta is cooking, in a skillet over medium to high heat, cook bacon until fat is completely rendered and bacon is crisp. Remove bacon from pan. Remove fat leaving about 3-4 tbl. in the skillet.
3.Add in onions and garlic and cook until tender
4. Stir in wine, tomatoes, basil, paprika. Cook for about 3 minutes. season with salt and pepper
5. Add pasta, bacon, and cheese. Toss well.
Quick Bread Spread
4tbl butter, softened
3tbl olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Mix well. Spread on bread and place in oven, and bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes, open faced.