Pasta with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon, and Manchego Cheese

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Summer is starting to wind down, and I’ll greatly miss its bountiful produce. Since we had a late start to summer this year, everything in our garden was pushed back a bit and tomatoes are both plentiful and reeeeally wonderful right now. We’ve been throwing them on everything. We’ve been roasting them like it’s our job.

I first made this pasta quite a while back. We really liked it then, but for whatever reason (49850 saved “to try” recipes, perhaps?) it didn’t get made again for a long time. I looked back at my notes (um, that would be me searching my email because I remembered telling someone about it) and saw that it didn’t quite make enough sauce, so I upped the sauce a little bit and changed the proportions a bit to something that works better for us (this usually means we all eat it for dinner and Tom & I have enough for lunch the next day).  One time, I also added chicken to this to up the protein (pro-tip: You can cook it in the bacon fat before cooking the onion).

Pasta with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon, and Manchego Cheese