Bacon Tomato Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Bacon Tomato Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Bacon Tomato Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by geekgirl415

Makes 8 servings



Tasty Kitchen Recipe- Serving size 301 g or 1.3 cups or 10 oz YUM!

Recipe Ingredients for Bacon Tomato Pasta

16 oz Bacon,fried
4 oz Bacon Grease
46 oz. Diced Tomatoes
1/2 cups Chopped Fresh Basil
2 cloves Fresh Garlic, Minced
1/2 c Green Onions, chopped
2 teaspoons Salt, Optional
16 oz linguine

Recipe Directions for Bacon Tomato Pasta

  1. Fry bacon in a large frying pan, making sure it?s cooked thoroughly but not too crispy. Drain cooked bacon on paper towels, but don?t throw away the grease in the pan! You want to reserve 1/2 cup bacon grease. Dump the rest of the bacon grease out, then put the skillet back on the stove without cleaning it. Trust me. When the bacon is cool, use your fingers to tear it into small pieces. (Please, don?t ever use store bought bacon bits in this recipe.) Set your cooked, crumbled bacon aside.

  2. Now, open your tomato cans and dump them into a large bowl. Throw in the chopped fresh basil and stir. You want to be able to see the basil, distributed evenly in the tomatoes, so if you have to add more, you can. Set this bowl aside and let the flavors mingle while you do the next step.

  3. Dice your garlic, and chop your green onions. Pour your 1/2 cup of bacon grease back into the skillet and heat it to medium. Throw in and saute your garlic and onions. When they?re getting a nice tan from the color of the bacon grease, add your bacon. On low heat, saute the bacon together with the garlic and onions for around ten minutes. When you start getting high from the smell in your kitchen, pour in the bowl of tomatoes and basil. Stir together really well, bring to a boil and then cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and add salt if necessary.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot, cook your pasta according the directions on the package. Drain noodles and set aside. Right before serving, in a very large bowl, add the bacon/tomato sauce to the noodles and mix well.

  5. This stuff is also pretty amazing reheated the next day. I usually just pop it into the microwave for a minute or two.

Categories

Pork, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 300.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
601
Calories from Fat
319
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
35.5g
55%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
104mg
35%
Sodium
1915mg
80%
Potassium
833mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
39.0g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
30.3g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 4% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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