Better with Bacon – Bacon & Tomato Pasta…

This recipe comes across my desk just in time as all of our tomato plants (and that one basil plant) have blown up!

Simple, easy, fresh and tasty!  It’s Bacon & Tomato Pasta.

Bacon and Tomato Pasta
From Guy Fieri


2 tablespoons kosher salt
16 ounces spaghetti pasta
1 pound thick-cut bacon or pancetta, chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup red onion, diced
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 cups Roma tomatoes*, diced
1/4 cup red wine
4 tablespoons basil, chiffonade
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large stock pot, boil 3 quarts of water, when boiling add 2 tablespoons kosher salt and the pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente.
In a large saute pan over medium heat, add bacon and saute until bacon is crispy. Remove bacon to drain on a paper towel-lined plate and remove 3/4 of the bacon fat from the pan.
Add extra-virgin olive oil, onions, and red chili flakes. Cook until onions are translucent, add garlic, cook for 2 minutes then add tomatoes.
Saute for 5 minutes, then deglaze with wine.
Drain pasta and add to the tomato mixture pan. Add basil and bacon. Toss with Parmesan, and add salt and pepper, to taste.

Serves 4-6.

photo via yumsugar

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Originally posted 2011-08-22 19:34:41.

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Originally posted 2013-03-10 17:47:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Chicken Linguine with Peas, Parmesan and Bacon

YUMMMMMMMMMMMIE!  Yes, yummie with an “I-E” instead of the traditional “Y”.  Why? Because it’s extra special good ;-)

Just in time for dinner it’s yet another great bacon recipe that is simple and easy to make.  Also according to, it will serve 6-8 people for under $10.00.

It’s Chicken Linguine with Peas, Parmesn & Bacon!  Recipe after the jump…Chicken Linguine with Peas, Parmesan & Bacon


1 lb. box linguine (boils in 7-8 minutes)
1/4 lb. raw bacon, chopped
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
16 oz. bag frozen petite peas
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


While the pasta is boiling, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and brown the minced bacon. Remove the bacon and place on paper towels to drain.
Season the chicken with black pepper and a small amount of salt. Cook in the hot bacon fat for a few minutes until done and set aside.
In the last minute of the pasta boiling, add the bag of frozen peas and boil for a minute.
Drain the pasta and pea mixture, add it back to the pot and top with the olive oil and chicken.
Toss evenly with tongs. Serve topped with the Parmesan cheese and bacon crumbles.

recipe via Susannah Locketti over at 

Originally posted 2010-04-26 15:22:14.

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Better with Bacon…Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Amazing what you can whip up with for dinner just by tearing through the cupboards (and fridge).  All it takes is just a little imagination. Like this for example…

Bow tie pasta, bacon, onions, peas and some sauce and BAM – you gots yourself some dinner.

No actual recipe to share, but you can see the step-by-step directions for this yummy dish over at Tasty Eating.


Originally posted 2010-06-01 16:59:42.

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