½ pint grape (or other mini sized) tomatoes
2-3 slices of bacon
1 cup bow tie pasta
extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
parmesan cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 400. While oven is preheating wash and cut tomatoes in half. Lay cut side up in a roasting dish & liberally drizzle extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Meanwhile, cook your pasta and cook & crumble your bacon. Once cooked, drain the pasta well and return to pot. Add crumbled bacon. Once the tomatoes have cooked add them as well as the olive oil still in the roasting dish to the pasta and bacon. Add parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat pasta. If the pasta appears to be too dry, add a bit more olive oil. Plate and top with parmesan cheese (if desired).
bacon recipe source: Suzi Fevens (@suziconfesses), Confessions of a Fitness Instructor, January 4, 2013