This is a really easy and great tasting recipe that always goes over well. Top with Parmesan cheese.

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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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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan, break into 1/2 inch pieces, and set aside. Drain bacon grease, and return pan to heat. Saute onions over medium heat until tender. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in bacon and tomatoes. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Stir basil, oregano and parsley into tomato sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook 5 minutes more. Toss with hot pasta. Top with grated Parmesan cheese when serving.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; 19.7 g total fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 674 mg sodium. 51.9 g carbohydrates; 16.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2005
My Mother used to make a variation of this recipe that she called "Bohemian Spaghetti." This recipe uses garlic and other herbs which I think give it a certain flair. However these ingrediants don't seem to be 'to scale.' I suggest using a little leftover bacon grease to cook the onions in and possibly an extra can of broken up stewed tomatoes (if you cook it the way its listed it will be very dry.) Also I heat the pasta after its mixed for a few minutes (while stirring) so that it absorbs all of the flavor. (The way I make it has it turn out a little greasy but the flavor more than makes up for it.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
I was looking for a recipe with stuff I had at home as I didn't feel like going to the store. I entered pasta tomato cheese and bacon in ingredients and this recipe came up. I'm glad it did! It was really good. It true that it looks dry at first but it is perfect when you mix it with the pastas. After reading the reviews I did this: I put in 7 slices of bacon which I cut in 1 inch slices before cooking them. After removing the bacon I cooked the onions and garlic in the bacon fat. Since I didn't have a can of tomatoes I used 3 fresh tomatoes removed the skin and diced them. I don't like parmesan cheese so I put in 1/2 cup of mozzarella which I mixed in with the pastas and sauce before serving. I used rotini pastas. I will make it the same way again and have a bowl of freshly grated parmesan cheese available for those who like it. This is now a favorite. Thanks Catherine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2012
Yes! Pasta just as it should be! Lightly dressed not buried in heavy overly-spiced thick pasty sauce! (Gross) I loved this with its few fresh simple flavors and ingredients. Since I made only a few ounces of pasta for the two of us I didn't open up a can of tomatoes. Rather I used a few red ripe Campari tomatoes fresh parsley and the herb seasonings to taste and a little olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
very easy just the right blend of spices. It looked a little dry while cooking. however it turned out great. Not enough for four of my friends. Make More! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a great alternative to the regular spaghetti sauce. Make sure you use a good cut of bacon to get that great smokie flavor. I really enjoyed it and it was a great way to use some of the fresh herbs from my garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2009
Love this! My 3 year old loved it too. I added some more stewed tomatoes because it looked like it needed more. In the end it would have been fine with the original amount-but it still turned out great. I added some leftover hamburger too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2008
Very good...didn't use spaghetti though use the pasta of your choice or what you have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
This is easy and very good. I added capers and more garlic. We will diffenately have this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2011
My family really liked this. It was very tasty and I will definitely make it again. I used the already cooked bacon so it was a quick and easy meal. Read More
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