Pasta in a red sauce with bacon and peas.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute bacon, onion and garlic until lightly browned. Stir in tomato sauce. Season with parsley, basil, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas. Toss with pasta until evenly coated. Sprinkle top with Romano.

Nutrition Facts

440.9 calories; protein 18.6g 37% DV; carbohydrates 72.1g 23% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 22.2mg 7% DV; sodium 1159.5mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
very good quick easy meal. I did not have turkey bacon on hand so I used very lean center cut bacon. I didn't see the point of using garlic powder and fresh garlic so I used 3 cloves of fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder and added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes I also upped the basil and added some oregano too. I am not a canned pea person so I used frozen peas and cooked a few minutes longer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2007
I didn't care for this recipe at all. To me the bacon flavor did not work with the sauce and the cheese didn't go flavorwise with the rest of the food. I won't be making this again. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
very good quick easy meal. I did not have turkey bacon on hand so I used very lean center cut bacon. I didn't see the point of using garlic powder and fresh garlic so I used 3 cloves of fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder and added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes I also upped the basil and added some oregano too. I am not a canned pea person so I used frozen peas and cooked a few minutes longer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2012
Pasta the way it oughta be - fresh tasting and lightly dressed. But...I used fresh diced red-ripe tomatoes no garlic powder no dried basil. I used bright green frozen peas not bothering to cook them. I used regular bacon and found I needed to add some butter to the pasta at the end. I didn't measure anything just added and tossed till it was delicious and looked right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2006
I thought this recipe was great but I did make a few additions to it. I added: 1/4 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp italian seasoning 1/4 tsp cayenne red pepper and 1/4 tsp Coriander. I added all the additional ingredients at the same time as with the garlic and basil. I didn't have fresh basil so I added 1 tsp of dried basil. Kids loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2008
I really enjoyed the combination of flavors and textures in this recipe. Thought it was a nice change from the usual spaghetti/pasta sauce. I followed the suggestion to use coriander and used parmesan cheese for a topping. I also "swished" out the remaining tomato sauce in the can with a little wine and then added that to the sauce-gave it another flavor layer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
I liked this recipe. It reminded me of something my mom used to make us growing up. I've made it twice now but used my home grown tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. I used regular bacon and I tossed it with rigatoni noodles instead of spaghetti. Makes a a nice change for a pasta dish without being too heavy. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2007
I didn't care for this recipe at all. To me the bacon flavor did not work with the sauce and the cheese didn't go flavorwise with the rest of the food. I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2004
I didn't love this recipe. It was sort of in-between...not too spicy not bland but couldn't really get a good taste out of it everything just sort of blended together. Not sure if that's at all helpful but I'm not planning to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2016
Cook the bacon first!!! If bacon onion and garlic cooked all at same time the onion and garlic are burned by time bacon is cooked enough. Deglaze with some red wine prior to adding tomato sauce. This looks absolutely nothing like the picture it's easy and tasty but u may want to add to the fresh garlic if u love garlic. I like it with diced tomatos instead of tomato sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2016
This was pasta dish was delicious....but PLEASE use (thawed) frozen peas instead of peas from a can! They taste like rotting garbage and belong in a backyard mulch pile. Read More
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