Bacon Avocado Pasta

What You Need:  – Bacon – Tomatoes – Avocado – Basil, fresh or dried – Lime juice – Garlic – Parmesan cheese – Pasta + pasta water

Chop the bacon into small pieces. Cook bacon in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp.

Leave the bacon fat in the pan. Add the garlic, dried basil (if using), and lime juice. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Reduce heat to low.  Add diced tomatoes and fresh basil (if using).  Stir and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Using a large slotted spoon or cooking spider, scoop the cooked pasta directly from its pot into the skillet.

Add the diced avocado. Stir gently to combine.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the pasta mixture, and fold to combine. If the pasta mixture becomes too thick, stir in ¼ cup pasta water.

Serve immediately and enjoy! NOTE: Because of the avocado in this dish, it does NOT keep well in the fridge. Do your best to eat it all up right after you cook it.