Pasta With Bacon Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

Very good meal. The bacon adds a unique twist of flavor to regular tomato sauce. super easy to make. Adapted from a Rachael Ray recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving a ladle of the pasta cooking water.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, 3 turns of the pan, and the bacon and cook until the bacon renders fat and crisps at the edges. Add the bay leaves and onion and season with a little salt and a healthy dose of pepper. Cook until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the broth and cook until reduced by half, about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, bring to a boil, then simmer to let the flavors combine.
  3. Add the reserved pasta cooking water, the pasta and parsley to the sauce and toss. Transfer the pasta to a serving platter, discard the bay leaves and pass grated cheese around the table.


Most Helpful

Very good fresh and flavorful recipe. Even better if you actually cook the pasta al dente. I added a bit of oregano and basil

802771 March 27, 2008

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