Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a simple but flavorful pasta with just a hint of cream in the tomato-based sauce. It's great for those nights when you're pressed for time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 12" skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until browned. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat and cook until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes and liquid, sugar, salt, & pepper. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bowtie pasta according to package directions; drain. Stir cream and parsley into tomato mixture; heat through (do not boil or mixture may curdle).
  4. To serve, spoon sauce over pasta, sprinkle with bacon and toss.


Most Helpful

Very good and fast to prepare when not too much time is available. I had everything on hand and followed the directions exactly. I used fresh parsley as I don't like the dried. :)

Lori Mama March 04, 2008

I absolutely loved this! Even though I forgot the onions! I added 2 cloves of garlic and left out the sugar because I like things spicey, and the salt because I'm watching my sodium. I used lower sodium bacon and tossed with the sauce and pasta. Maybe my canned tomatoes had more water in them - I will drain them next time, not cover when simmering, and hope for a little thicker sauce. We're bacon lovers so I will probably double it next time. Thank you so much for sharing this! I had never thought about bacon in a tomato sauce. Yummy!!!!!!!

DirtyPaws? February 13, 2008

This was pretty good! I added 2 cloves of chopped garlic, some fresh basil and oregano just to spice it up a bit and topped it off with parmesan. My family enjoyed this and loved the added bacon! Thanks for posting!!

kzbhansen July 17, 2007

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