Ricotta and Bacon Pasta

1 Jul

I made this last night for dinner when I had some ricotta and bacon that I needed to use up from my fridge.  It was really yummy, especially if you like the flavor of bacon!


1 pound pasta (whatever kind you like, I used the corkscrew kind)

8 slices bacon (cut them up into small pieces as you put it in the pan)

1 large onion, chopped

8 oz of ricotta (about half of a small tub from the store)

Parmesan cheese

Basil or other herb for sprinkling at the end


Cook the pasta until al dente.  Reserve some of the pasta water for use later.  In a skillet, fry the bacon and onion together until crisp.  Add the pasta to the skillet and mix in the ricotta and parmesan (about 1/4-1/2 cup to taste).  Add the reserved pasta water a ladleful at a time until desired consistency.  Serve warm and sprinkle herbs on top!  This was delicious 🙂  I think next time I would try adding spinach or mushrooms–yum, yum!


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