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Recipe for family meals :

Bow Ties with Bacon, Onion and Tomato

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4 slices of bacon, chopped fine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 pound large farfalle (bow tie pasta)
1 tomato (about 1/2 pound), chopped
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes,
or to taste
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

  • In a deep skillet cook the bacon over moderate heat, stirring, until it is crisp and transfer it with a slotted spoon to a bowl.
  • Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the skillet, add the oil, and in the fat cook the onion over moderate heat, stirring, until it is golden brown.
  • In a kettle of salted boiling water cook the pasta until it is al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, stir the tomato into the onion mixture with the 1/4 cup water, the red pepper flakes and salt to taste, simmer the sauce, stirring, for 5 minutes, and stir in the parsley and the bacon.
  • Drain the pasta well, add it to the sauce, and toss it well. Add the Parmesan and toss the pasta well.

Serves 2