This recipe tastes much better than you would think, and it's incredibly cheap to make, even if you go a little pricey on the bacon and the olives. An old time comfort food side dish that's a great weeknight supper with a salad and some fruit.
6 slices bacon, snipped with kitchen shears
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup sliced olives (I use the green salad variety)
1 lb elbow macaroni, rotini, or shells
Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain well.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon bits in a skillet until browned. Remove, reserving the bacon drippings.
Saute the onion in the bacon drippings until tender and golden. Add the bacon and the sliced olives and stir until heated.
Toss with the cooked, drained macaroni, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve.
Also holds and reheats well.