Mikey's Summer Squash Pasta

READY IN: 35mins




  • Put water on for pasta and cook the pasta according to the directions on package.
  • in a large sauce pan or frying pan, fry bacon until nicely browned and crispy then remove and set aside.
  • drain bacon grease and discard, But, do not wipe or clean pan because you want that stuff left in there!
  • Add all of olive oil to your pan at a medium heat.
  • add garlic to pan and saute for 1-2 minutes being careful no to burn.
  • add onion and continue to saute until onions are tender.
  • add tomatoes to pan and saute until 1/2 or so of the liquid has evaporated stirring often to help deglaze the bacon goodness from the pan.
  • add all squash and toss into the rest of the ingredients and continue to saute and stir until squash begins to soften.
  • at this point add the 2 tsp of butter to the pan and mix into the veggies.
  • when veggies are tender to your liking, remove from heat and add the cooked crispy bacon, chopped basil and parmesan cheese and toss 1 more time.
  • plate the pasta individually or place in a large serving bowl and top the pasta with the squash! sprinkle with extra parmesan if you like and serve with a green salad and some garlic bread. Good stuff!