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Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Bacon

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"One of my favorite ways to use fresh basil and tomatoes! Please don't substitute dried basil, as it will not give the same flavor. Serve at room temperature for a summer pasta or serve warm."
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40 m servings 575
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble into a bowl.
  3. Combine cooked pasta with crumbled bacon, grape tomatoes, feta cheese, pine nuts, and basil in a large serving dish.
  4. Combine Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into pasta salad and mix to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 575 calories; 36.3 47.1 18.8 35 569 Full nutrition

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WOW! This is a terrific combination of ingredients I often have on hand but never put together. I made the night before so it was chilled. Hubs made a face when I mentioned I was going to war...

I made it exactly like the recipe. A little too much garlic but it was still delicious.