I saw this on Giada's show a couple of weeks ago and have lusted for it since. I didn't copy the recipe from her show but thought it easy enough to recreate myself. Actually, I have changed it up by adding bacon to make:
Bacon & Tomato Pasta
Saute shallots in a bit of olive oil.
I added a couple cloves of chopped garlic and then cherry tomatoes cut in half.
Salt and lots of black pepper.
In a saucepan I cooked some pasta, I think fusilli here. I used a lot of salt in the water to cook the pasta. Really works well to cut down the salt I use at the table.
Chiffonade about 3 tablespoons of basil. I cooked bacon crisp in the microwave (about 3 minutes) and chffonade that too. Then I cut into cubes FRESH mozzarella cheese (YUM). I drained the pasta, tossed in the tomato mixture and tossed in the pasta/tomato mixture over the cheese mixture and tossed. The hot pasta and tomato sort of melts the cheese. It was so yummy and I was so anxious to dive into it I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Tee-Hee! Enjoy.