Bow Ties With Bacon

"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."
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • To serve, spoon sauce over pasta, sprinkle with bacon and toss.

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  1. 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. :)
  2. 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!!!!!!!
  3. 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!!
  4. My DH gave this a five star, but I am giving it a four just because I thought it could use a little extra zing. I followed the instructions exactly, it came together very well, as I was to pour in the cream I was wondering how this was going to taste and if would come together, but the heat was not at a boil and it mixed well to create a very nice sauce. I thought it could use just a little something extra to give it a bit of a zing perhaps next time I will use seasoning salt or a few red pepper flakes, however as I said DH loved it and it will be a regular in our house especially on those busy nights. Thanks so much Lanmar


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