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Bacon & Tomato Pasta With a Kick

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“I just made this up on a whim, and it turned out fantastic. It's a nice light pasta sauce that is offset by rich bacon and a tiny Tabasco kick. I personally had it with toasted garlic bread and a balsamic vinaigrette salad and it was the perfect sized meal. My husband approved.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
3-4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put water on to boil in pot with table salt, (for pasta).
  2. Put diced tomatoes in a bowl. Squeeze lemon over top. Add in coarse ground salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Stir up to mix flavors.
  3. Heat olive oil on medium/high for a couple minute on a pan. Once pan is hot, adjust temperature down to medium and add garlic and bacon pieces. Fry for about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour tomato mixture into pan. Add in 1 tsp Tabasco sauce & stir thoroughly. Cover and turn temperature down to medium/low. Let simmer for approximately 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente. Drain. Put in serving bowl.
  6. Add sauce to pasta. Stir and serve!

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