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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 4 slices bacon, diced

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • 1 pound linguine pasta, uncooked

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

529 Calories
8g Fat
98g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 529
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 702mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 98g 35%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 723mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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