Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is a classic Italian pasta dish. Use fresh basil when it's in season; at other times, use fresh flat-leaf parsley.

Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook diced bacon in a large saucepan over medium high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of drippings from the pan.

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  • Add onions, and cook over medium heat about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes, undrained; simmer 10 minutes, breaking up tomatoes.

  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of 4 quarts boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.

  • Stir basil into the sauce, and then toss with cooked pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

529 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 97.6g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 12.1mg; sodium 701.6mg. Full Nutrition
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