Josh's Sort-Of Carbonara or Cheesy Bacon Pasta

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20 mins

This is my fiance's recipe from the days when the only kind of meat he could afford was bacon! It really only bears a passing resemblance to traditional carbonara recipes, but it's awfully good just the same. Use any kind of pasta like rotelli, tagliatelle, etc., that will catch the sauce.

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  1. Boil water for the pasta and cook per package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cut bacon into 1/2 inch or 1 inch squares and saute 5 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and saute until bacon is crispy and onion is soft.
  4. Add pasta, stir.
  5. Add parmesan and stir continuously for about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add half and half and stir continuously for about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve on warmed plates.