Tomato Bacon Pasta


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Another delicious pasta recipe! Easy and quick (15 minutes!) Tomato Bacon Pasta that you’re going to love. Made with crispy bacon, canned tomatoes, sautéed onion, and garlic, this is a great midweek meal for all pasta and bacon lovers!

Tomato Bacon Pasta

This smokey tomato bacon pasta is a great midweek meal that you can have on your table just in 15 minutes. Perfect emergency meal!

It’s really simple to make, quick, and you need only a few pantry staples to prepare it! Surely, you have some of the ingredients already in your kitchen.

Plus, this pasta is so tasty!! 🙂 A fabulous way to use bacon.

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Easy and quick (15 minutes!) Tomato Bacon Pasta that you're going to love. Made with crispy bacon, canned tomatoes, sautéed onion, and garlic, this is a great midweek meal for all pasta and bacon lovers! #pastarecipe #bacon #pasta #tomatoes

What you need for this pasta

As it’s a very simple recipe, you won’t need anything special here.

Ingredients checklist:

  • Smoked bacon – or ham, sausage, chicken.
  • Tomatoes – passata (tomato puree), canned tomatoes, or fresh. Whatever works for you!
  • Onion, garlic – basics.
  • Seasoning – dried basil, chilli flakes/powder, smoked paprika, sugar, salt, and pepper. Chilli is totally optional. Smoked paprika too, but it’s great here!
  • Cream or milk – just a tbsp to balance the flavor.
  • Pasta and olive oil.

Just with these few basic ingredients, you can prepare a totally amazing pasta dish! It’s perfect for all these days when you’re feeling tired or just meeh.

It tastes amazing as it is, but feel free to adjust it to your needs. You can add some chicken or veggies or top with grated parmesan if you want to!

Easy and quick (15 minutes!) Tomato Bacon Pasta that you're going to love. Made with crispy bacon, canned tomatoes, sautéed onion, and garlic, this is a great midweek meal for all pasta and bacon lovers!
Easy and quick (15 minutes!) Tomato Bacon Pasta that you're going to love. Made with crispy bacon, canned tomatoes, sautéed onion, and garlic, this is a great midweek meal for all pasta and bacon lovers!

How to make tomato bacon pasta

As with many other pasta dishes, the recipe is quick and easy. 🙂

You start with frying the bacon, so it becomes crispy. Then, you sauté onion and garlic. Now, add tomatoes, seasoning, and a tbsp of cream. Simmer the sauce for a few minutes. Add pasta with a little bit of reserved cooking pasta water and toss, toss, toss!

Tossing the pasta with the sauce makes all the difference! The sauce thickens and sticks to the pasta. It truly tastes different (way better!) than when you just pour the sauce over the cooked spaghetti.

Popular questions:

How can I reheat this pasta?

This pasta tastes the best served fresh. If needed, use microwave for reheating.

Can I substitute bacon?

Sure! It won’t be the same “bacon pasta” but it will be super tasty too. You can use ham, sausage, chorizo, or chicken.

Can I use fresh tomatoes?

Sure! Peel and finely chop them, and proceed with the recipe.

Can I freeze it?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing pasta, especially if you add cream/milk.

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AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Easy and quick (15 minutes!) Tomato Bacon Pasta that you're going to love. Made with crispy bacon, canned tomatoes, sautéed onion, and garlic, this is a great midweek meal for all pasta and bacon lovers!

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time3 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time15 mins

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In all my recipes 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml, 1 tablespoon equals 15 ml, 1 cup equals 250 ml. Spoons and cups are lightly packed.

 160 g Pasta (eg. spaghetti)
 100 g Smoked bacon
 ½ Onion
 2 Garlic cloves minced
 2 cups Passata (tomato puree) or 1 can crushed/chopped tomatoes
 1 tbsp Cream or milk
 ¼ cup Reserved pasta cooking water
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tsp Dried basil
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 ½ tsp Sugar
 Chilli flakes/powder (to taste)
 Salt and pepper

1

Cook the pasta al dente according to the instructions written on the package MINUS 1 minute. The pasta will finish cooking in the sauce. Reserve 1/4 cup of water from cooking the pasta.

2

Chop the bacon. Finely chop the onion.

3

Heat a large pan/skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until it becomes crispy.

4

Then, add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes more, until onion is soft.

5

Add tomatoes and all the seasoning (dried basil, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, sugar, chilli).

6

Lower the heat and simmer the sauce for 8 minutes, stirring often.

7

Add cooked pasta and reserved water.

8

Toss for 1 minute.

9

Serve!

Ingredients

 160 g Pasta (eg. spaghetti)
 100 g Smoked bacon
 ½ Onion
 2 Garlic cloves minced
 2 cups Passata (tomato puree) or 1 can crushed/chopped tomatoes
 1 tbsp Cream or milk
 ¼ cup Reserved pasta cooking water
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tsp Dried basil
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 ½ tsp Sugar
 Chilli flakes/powder (to taste)
 Salt and pepper

Directions

1

Cook the pasta al dente according to the instructions written on the package MINUS 1 minute. The pasta will finish cooking in the sauce. Reserve 1/4 cup of water from cooking the pasta.

2

Chop the bacon. Finely chop the onion.

3

Heat a large pan/skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until it becomes crispy.

4

Then, add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes more, until onion is soft.

5

Add tomatoes and all the seasoning (dried basil, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, sugar, chilli).

6

Lower the heat and simmer the sauce for 8 minutes, stirring often.

7

Add cooked pasta and reserved water.

8

Toss for 1 minute.

9

Serve!

Tomato Bacon Pasta

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6 Comments

  1. Laurie 30 July 2019 at 15:02

    My hubby would love this! me too! Yum!

    Reply
    1. Ewa 30 July 2019 at 16:26

      You have to give it a try! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Lydia C. Lee 30 July 2019 at 15:33

    Yum! and 15 minutes? Yay! #WedesdayAroundtheWorld

    Reply
    1. Ewa 30 July 2019 at 16:26

      Yes, really! 😀

      Reply
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