Tuesday, January 1, 2008

SPAGHETTI ala AMERICANA

This is a "staple" meal at our house, we eat it about once a month. A great thing to serve when you have guests because most everyone (especially MEN!) love bacon. This is the way they make spaghetti in Southern Italy. We don't make traditional spaghetti because this just puts it to shame!2-4 servings ~ cook & prep time: 45 minutes

6 slices bacon
3 tblsp. Olive oil
1 small onion, diced (i use handful of dried minced onion, since onions aren't a fav. around here)
1 can petite diced tomatoes
2-3 small dried red peppers (leave whole)
1 lb. Spaghetti noodles (I use 1/2 pkg linguine, but even good with any shape noodles!)

Begin cooking noodles according to package directions. Cut up bacon into small pieces. Cook in the olive oil in a large pan until slightly crispy. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Add onion and whole red peppers to the olive oil. Cook until onion becomes transparent (or until minced onion is browning). Remove peppers*. Add tomatoes (with juice) and bacon. Simmer until hot. Pour over cooked & drained spaghetti noodles and serve topped with parmesan cheese.
* can leave peppers in longer to make sauce a little “hotter” - I always leave at least 1 in until serving*

~ recipe from Jami Leatham ~

1 comments:

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

what is a small dried pepper? where do I find this?