Pat's Simple Penne Recipe
- 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
step 1: 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.
step 2: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
step 3: 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.
step 4: Add penne to mixture in skillet and heat until warmed through; serve immediately.