Pasta Romano with Bacon and Broccoli

Pasta Romano with Bacon and Broccoli

Pasta Romano with Bacon and Broccoli

Looks delicious right?  It was!

2 tablespoons salt

1 pound pasta, I used ziti

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon black pepper

4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced

2 heads broccoli, cut into bite size pieces

2 plum tomatoes, sliced

2 oz (1 cup) shredded pecorino Romano cheese

1 oz (1/2 cup) shredded Parmesan cheese

handful of bacon (from Costco bag of bacon)

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter

1  Bring water and salt to boil in large pot.  Cook pasta according to package directions.

2  Heat olive oil over medium heat in large skillet.  Cook pepper and garlic in hot oil for 30 seconds until fragrant.  Add broccoli and tomatoes to skillet and cook for 4 – 5 minutes.

3  When pasta is finished, add 1 cup pasta water to skillet.  Drain pasta and add to skillet.  Add cheeses, bacon and butter to skillet and simmer over medium heat, stirring continuously until cheeses are melted and pasta water has thickened.

recipe adapted from Pampered Chef

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