Simple Red Sauce with Pasta


A delicious, easy sauce that works every time. The key to this recipe is fresh ingredients and a healthy appetite!

4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 6 slices bacon

  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 green chile peppers, diced

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 leaves fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook penne pasta until al dente. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet cook the bacon strips until mostly cooked, but not crisp. Remove from pan, break into bite size pieces. Drain bacon grease from pan. Return cooked bacon to pan, add minced garlic, chopped red onion, olive oil and chili pepper. Saute until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Pour ingredients into a large bowl. Add additional grated Parmesan cheese to top and serve immediately over cooked and drained pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

740 Calories
32g Fat
90g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 740
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 554mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 41mg 206%
Calcium 184mg 14%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 613mg 13%

* 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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