Orecchiette With Sun Dried Tomatoes, Bacon and Basil

You know what would go perfectly with this pasta dish?

Some Merlot.

This video is really great. I love how the music choices work so well.


Mmmmm creamy, cheesy pasta studded with bacon. I absolutely love sun dried tomatoes, too. I usually use the oil packed kind, so I forget how dreamy just plain dried tomatoes are.

Orecchiette with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Bacon and Basil


1 lb Orecchiette pasta
1/2 onion, diced
1 Tbs olive oil
4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped into a chiffonade
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan, finely grated


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. Cook bacon in a skillet until crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Discard all but 1 Tbs of bacon grease. Add olive oil, onion and sun dried tomatoes to skillet. Sauté until onion is soft. Add garlic and basil. Sauté a few more minutes.

3. Drain pasta, reserving a cup of pasta water and put into a large serving bowl. Add bacon mixture and cheeses. Toss with the pasta. Add some of the pasta water, if you like more of a sauce, and mix together thoroughly.

Recipe from Culinary Infatuation

A musical nod to the video when Merlot makes its comeback.

(And between you and me…I’ll take Fruit Bats over fruit flies any day. Pesty little buggers are the worst part of drinking wine in the warm weather.)
Fruit Bats-Tangie And Ray

Check out Fruit Bats on the band’s Website where you can also buy their music.


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