This simple recipe is a family favorite!
It's a sure fire way to quickly gather the family around the dinner table for a hearty meal and a good conversation.
½ a red pepper - diced
½ a yellow pepper - diced
½ a green pepper - diced
1 medium onion - diced
2 cloves of garlic - minced
1 teaspoon. dried basil (or 3 leaves fresh)
1 tablespoon. dried oregano
1 medium bay leaf
red pepper flakes - to taste
2 tablespoon. olive oil
1 can of diced tomatoes
¼ cup of water
6-9 slices of bacon - diced (uncooked)
1 package of penne pasta - or any other pasta your family enjoys.
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Cook the pasta till 'al dente' as per the directions on the package. -This can be done in advance, simply rinse the pasta once its cooked, drain and set aside.
Coat the bottom of a deep saute pan with olive oil and place over medium heat.
Add onions, peppers and garlic and saute until slightly tender (about 3-4 minutes).
Add the can of diced tomatoes, the basil, oregano, bay leaf, red pepper flakes and diced bacon - stir to combine all ingredients. Cover and let simmer over low-med. heat for 10-12 minutes - stir occasionally.
Uncover and add the cooked pasta - mix together and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the pasta is heated through and covered with sauce.
Serve with a side salad and some garlic bread.