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Balsamic Bacon & Tomato Pasta
large sweet onions
thinly sliced (see NOTES)
crushed red pepper flakes
16 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
cooked and crumbled
shredded Parmesan cheese
coarsely ground pepper
chopped fresh basil -OR- 1 tsp dried
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add the onions, pepper flakes and salt; saute until onions are tender.
Stir in garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes or until onions are deep golden brown.
Add the tomatoes, vinegar and 2 tablespoons oil to the skillet. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; toss with onion mixture.
Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle with bacon, cheese, basil and pepper; heat through.
NOTES: For pre-made caramelized onions, use 1/2 cup
You can shave 30-40 minutes off the cook time by using pre-made caramelized onion. I make mine in the crock pot and the recipe is linked in the post.