Start your pasta to boil and your diced bacon to cook according to package directions, they take approximately the same amount of time.
8 ounces small shell pasta, 12 ounces bacon
2 small zucchini, 1 small onion, 1 small Roma tomato
Once your pasta has cooked drain and set aside. When bacon is cooked remove it from the pan and reserve 1 teaspoon of the bacon grease in the pan.
In the same pan, melt 1 Tbs. butter in the bottom, then add onions and zucchini. Soften for around 3 minutes. Over the top of the vegetables sprinkle the flour and stir.
1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons flour
Add tomatoes. Sautee quickly. Pour in milk.
1 cup milk
Bring to a simmer and add the Parmesan cheese, shredded Italian cheese blend, garlic powder, and pepper. Let thicken, which should take about 2-3 minutes.
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Put your pasta and bacon back into the pan.
Garnish with more cheese & basil.