Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bland with Bacon?

I had some uncooked, opened bacon in my fridge last week. Mmmmm, bacon... I wanted to make a dinner to use them, but I didn't want to just wrap the bacon around something and slap it in the oven. Sure, that's tasty, but not very creative.

We hadn't been eating much of one of my husband's favorite foods lately- pasta. Okay, so why not whip up something with bacon for some spaghetti- not a carbonara, but something delicious.

I had lots of great things to work with- bacon, sun dried tomatoes, regular tomatoes, and great spices. I combined all these lovely flavors together and ended up with... a decidedly dull meal. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad and we ate it all, but it was *nothing* to write home about. In other words, we won't be having this again.

What a waste of perfectly wonderful bacon. The picture at least came out lovely!

Sun-Dried Tomato & Bacon Pasta
Modified from

  • 1 Box Long Pasta (spaghetti, angel hair, etc.)
  • 4-5 Sliced Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 Can Diced Cooked Tomatoes
  • 1/2 C. Red Wine
  • 1/2 C. Julienne-Cut Sun-Dried Tomato
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package.
  2. Fry the bacon, allowing to cool on paper towels to drain. Will be used later in crumbled form.
  3. In a large pan, cook the onion and garlic over medium heat, using 1 Tbsp. of olive oil.
  4. When the onion is soft, add in the tomatoes, wine, bacon, and spices. Simmer over medium-high heat, allowing to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Serve over the hot, drained pasta with grated Parmesan or Romano. Or don't serve it at all since it was only mediocre!!!


ruthEbabes said...

I would often make pasta like this and add a little chilli for a kick, little parmesan too.

Great dish! I love bacon with tomato and pasta.

Jaime said...

so pretty! sorry it wasn't so great