Bacon Onion Pasta

Comfort food
35 minutes Total Time
15 minutes to prep
20 minutes to cook
3 servings

This is easy and delicious. The only thing this recipe does not have going for it is that is not all that healthful. I guess onions are a vegetable and have some value, but normally I like to make main dishes that have more nutritional value. But every once in a while I like to make this for an easy meal.

This is nicer with fresh thyme if you have it, but since I usually make this in the winter, I will use dried instead. If you use fresh, add a teaspoon or more. You can use more bacon, but I find a little adds a lot of flavor. 


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  • Gather and prep ingredients.
    Step 0
  • Start cooking diced bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
    Step 1
  • Meanwhile, start boiling the water in a large pot. When the water is boiling add the pasta and salt. You will need to save some pasta water, so have something to scoop up pasta water before you drain nearby.
    Step 2
  • When bacon is cooked, remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon. Put on a paper-towel-lined plate and set aside. Leave the bacon fat in the pan. You can remove some with a paper towel if there is too much.
    Step 3
  • Add the sliced onions, thyme, salt, and pepper to the pan with the bacon fat. Cover the pan and cook on medium low, stirring occasionally until the onions are softened, about 10 minutes.
    Step 4
  • Add the garlic and continue to cook uncovered until the onions are browning, 5-10 minutes longer.
    Step 5
  • When the pasta is done cooking, reserve about 1/2 cup of the paster water before draining the pasta.
    Step 6
  • When onions are done, stir the pasta in with the onions. Sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese over the pasta.
    Step 7
  • Add the reserved pasta water and stir to combine.
    Step 8
  • Sprinkle with the reserved bacon and serve. The leftovers will be good for a few days stored in the refrigerator.
    Step 9

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