This 20-minute recipe features pasta in a bacon and basil tomato sauce. Use any strands of pasta you have on your shelf--spaghetti, angel hair, or linguine.




  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil over high heat.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook 5 minutes until bacon just begins to turn brown, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and reserve.

  • Add onion and cook in bacon drippings 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved bacon, tomato puree, vinegar, red pepper flakes and salt. Simmer for 3 minutes on medium-low heat.

  • While sauce is cooking, prepare pasta following package directions. Drain pasta.

  • Toss pasta with sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese and the basil. Serve with extra cheese on the side and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; 10 g total fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 782 mg sodium. 70 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein;