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grandpa guy's pasta

Recipe by
Suzanne Marzano
Toledo, OH

This recipe comes from my husband's grandfather who come from Italy. My hubby only remembers what was in it so I took what he said and after a few trys I got it right. You can adjust amounts for your taste and size of servings. This recipe is easy and can be made meatless. Hope you enjoy!!

yield 2 -4 easy to make for large group too
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For grandpa guy's pasta

  • 2 c
    pasta, uncooked
  • 3 strips
    bacon, drippngs saved
  • 1/4-1/2
    onion, diced
  • 1/4-1/2
    green pepper, diced
  • 1
    roma tomato, diced (i use san marzano)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried or fresh

How To Make grandpa guy's pasta

  • 1
    Cook pasta el dente, I use shells but any type is fine. Drain and set aside
  • 2
    Cook bacon in large enough pan to add all ingredients including pasta. (I didn't make it clear and one of my nieces used 4 pans)Remove Bacon nd set aside to chop later. Use olive oil if you want to omit bacon
  • 3
    Add green pepper & onions to pan, saute until onions are clear but not browned. Add garlic toss and then add pasta. Toss to warm pasta and then add oregano and tomatoes making sure tomatoes don't get mushy.
  • 4
    Plate and top with chopped bacon. I also sprinkle with parma cheese, but my husband doesn't.

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