Add cooked penne to a simple sauce of bacon, browned onions, chicken broth and pepper flakes, let the flavors come together, then serve it up for a quick and tasty meal.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 6 cups penne pasta
- 1 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 3 1/2 (10.75 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
Add sliced onions to skillet and cook over medium heat in bacon fat until slightly browned. Add broth, hot pepper flakes, and bacon; simmer until ready to serve.
Add penne to mixture in skillet and heat until warmed through; serve immediately.