Pasta Tomato Carbonara

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by quikgourmet

A very fresh-tasting pasta with bacon and tomato. Easy to prepare and a delicious twist on pasta!

Top Review by hillsralive

This was just OK in our book. Only 1 out of the 4 of us LOVED it. It wasn't bad, just not great. I followed the recipe exactly as written, including the splash of red wine. It was easy to make, and much lighter than regular spaghetti and sauce, but it seems to be lacking "something". Sorry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving drippings.
  2. Drain off part of the drippings, leaving enough to saute the garlic and onion.
  3. Crumble bacon; set aside.
  4. Stir the onion and garlic into the bacon drippings. Cook until onion is tender but not brown.
  5. Add tomatoes with liquid, basil, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. (A splash of red wine added here certainly does no harm!).
  6. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  8. Add tomato mixture and reserved crumbled bacon to pasta; toss lightly and enjoy!

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