We call these Daddy Noodles :0)
Reagan has ALWAYS been a noodle/pasta freak - loves any kind of pasta... you can feed it to her plain, with some butter, with some cheese, with some garlic, with some sauce... the list is endless. And these, which we thought she wouldn't touch with a pole... she eats just as well! When she first asked for some, we were hesitant since they are a little spicy and covered in tomato sauce, but she chowed down. They were on daddy's plate but not hers and she said "Could I have some daddy noodles, pease?!" That was it! She was hooked and they had a new name! You know, I'm not sure we actually had a name for them to start with, so... daddy noodles they are!
1 pckg cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
8 slices bacon, cut in slices
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 8oz can tomato sauce w/ basil, garlic and oregano
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and place it back in the pot it was boiled in.
In medium skillet over medium to medium-low heat, saute bacon until about 3/4 way done.
Push bacon to side and pour in onion. Try to get the onion dredged with the bacon fat before mixing bacon in.
Add 1 tsp black pepper and a dash of salt. Stir together and saute until onion is tender and bacon is fully cooked.
In pasta pot, pout in fully cooked bacon and onion mixture, tomato sauce, additional 1 tsp black pepper, garlic powder and crushed red pepper flakes.
Mix thoroughly and serve! GREAT with a steak!! So easy and so yummy!! Full of flavor and a family favorite.