I asked Carrie what she wanted for dinner and she said "I don't care, just something lighter than you've been doing lately, ok?". I started thinking of what I had in the fridge and how I could do something easy and light, and decided this was as easy and light as it gets.
There are few flavor combinations as basic and easy as bacon and garlic, and nothing pairs with that combination easier than basic pasta. Light oil, salt, garlic......basic and beautifully clean.
Pasta with Bacon and Garlic
A light, simple pasta dish for any quick dinner
- 1 lb Bacon
- 1 lb Pasta
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 3 tbs. Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Prepare pasta according to directions for Al Dente, set aside
- While cooking pasta, put oil in large skillet. Cut bacon into 1/4 inch pieces and cook until fat starts to render. Add garlic and continue to cook until garlic is brown and bacon is crispy. Season with salt and pepper. Add pasta to skillet and toss with bacon mixture to combine and begin to brown pasta.