Pasta With Bacon, Rosemary and Very Ripe Tomatoes

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

From the book "Cook This Now" by Melissa Clark. This is a quick and easy pasta sauce when those tomatoes are almost too ripe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel, leaving the fat in the pan.
  3. Add rosemary, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste to skillet and cook until garlic is lightly browned but not burned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and let the sauce simmer until pasta is cooked. Season aggressively with more salt and pepper. If it tastes flat, add a few drops of vinegar.
  4. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce, tossing to mix. Sprinkle bacon and herbs over if you are using them. Grate some Parmesan cheese over top.

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