1 ½ cups 12-18 month Marieke® Gouda, finely shredded
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1. In a large bowl toss tomatoes, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil together
to coat. Spray grill basket with non stick cooking spray and preheat on a
hot grill. With grill on medium heat add tomato mixture to the grill basket.
Let grill for 1 to 2 minutes without stirring. Gently stir tomatoes and continue
to grill until tomatoes start to burst. Remove from grill and put back in
large bowl. Using a potato masher carefully mash tomatoes.
2. Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta
to boiling water and cook until just beginning to soften, about 8 minutes. Reserve
1/3 cup cooking water, drain pasta and return to large pot. Add crushed tomatoes, Marieke®
Gouda, fresh basil, and reserved cooking water to pasta and toss to combine. Season
with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle portions with crispy bacon. Serve.