This is another family favorite that comes from the Richaels. It's quick and easy, too.
1/2 lb. sliced bacon, diced (I use precooked bacon bits)
3 TB. olive oil
2 onions, chopped
3 lbs. fresh tomatoes (peeled, seeded, and chopped) or 2 cans diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TB. fresh tarragon or 2 tsp. dried tarragon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
pinch cayenne pepper
1 lb. fettuccine noodles
shredded Parmesan cheese
In skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Removed to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 Tbs. drippings. Add oil and onions to drippings; saute until tender. Add tomatoes and garlic; simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in tarragon, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, prepare fettuccine according to package directions. Stir in bacon-tomato mixture. Drain fettuccine; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.