Perk Up Your Pasta with This Yummy Bacon and Tomato Recipe

Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha McManigan

December 10, 2019

Yummy Bacon and Tomato Recipe

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Put down the plain pasta and bring the flavour with this yummy bacon and tomato recipe. The rich saltiness of the bacon combined with the sweetness of the tomato is a match made in culinary heaven.

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Loosely based on the Italian Amatriciana pasta recipe, this is one I make all the time for my kids. There’s hardly any preparation involved, which makes it a great recipe to rely on for a midweek dinner when you’re short on time.

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Perk up your Pasta with this Yummy Bacon and Tomato Recipe


  • 250g bacon bits
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 packet of pasta, e.g. shells or penne
  • Parmesan, grated


  • Gently fry the bacon bits until they are starting to brown.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes and a few basil leaves, bring to the boil then simmer for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, start the pasta water.
  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  • Drain the pasta and add to your bacon and tomato sauce.
  • Serve with grated parmesan and a green salad.

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Yummy Bacon and Tomato Recipe

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Published On: December 10th, 2019 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha McManigan
Sorcha is a mum of one and enjoys sharing insights into raising a vegan child, green living and how to stay fit when your life is pulling you in so many different directions.

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