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MALFADINE ALLA ROMANA (Pasta with Bacon and Cheese sauce)

Ingredients

Directions

If using bacon, cut into cubes.
In a frying pan, saute the onion till softened but not browned.
Add the lardons or bacon cubes, and brown them.
Add the canned tomatoes and the chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook the malfadine al dente.
Strain (reserving 2 TBS of the water), then pour into the pan with the prepared sauce, adding the reserved 2 TBS pasta water and then leaving the pasta to flavor 1 minute.
Add the butter and the parmesan or romano cheese, take the pan off the heat and mix everything well.
Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.