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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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