- 25 min
Cook the pasta
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring from time to time until pasta is cooked (al dente). Drain, and reserve.
Prepare the ingredients
Cut the onion, bacon and red pepper into juliennes (fine strips). Cut broccoli into florets
Cook the onion
In a skillet, sauté the onion with the olive oil over medium heat until wilted and transluscent, about five minutes.
Cook the bacon and veggies
Add the bacon and sauté another 3 minutes. Add pepper and cook 2 minutes more.
Stir in the tomatoes and water and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the pasta and broccoli to the sauce skillet and mix well, heating for 1 minute. Stir in thyme leaves and serve garnished with romano cheese.