Friday, March 29, 2013

Bacon and Tomato Spaghetti

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You all probably know by now that I have a great love for garlic, but I also have an equal love for bacon.  I was browsing around finding different recipes when I stumbled upon these lovely pasta from Guy Fieri.  Hello!  This guy knows food so when he says put bacon in your spaghetti you know it is going to be fantastic!

I made some slight changes.  I know how can you go against the awesomeness of Guy Fieri???  But they were minor changes and they worked with what I had on hand.  Seriously, if you love bacon you need to try this one!















Bacon and Tomato Spaghetti source Guy's Big Bite
1 lb spaghetti (or other favorite pasta), cooked and drained
1 lb bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (my family hates spicy food so add more if you like it!)
3 TBS minced garlic
1 - 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
2 tomatoes, diced and seeded
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1 TBS Italian seasoning
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and saute bacon until crispy, about 5 minutes
  • Remove bacon and drain on paper towel
  • Remove all but about 2 TBS of bacon grease from the pan
  • Add onions and red pepper flakes to the skillet and cook until onions are translucent, about 7-10 minutes
  • Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes
  • Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegaigrette,salt, pepper, italian seasoning, and bacon to the skillet and cook on low for about 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend
  • Toss in cooked pasta and shredded parmesan
  • Serve with additional parmesan for topping and enjoy!
You can see this is a really simple dish.  The bacon just does something amazing to this dish, but then again when doesn't bacon do something amazing?!?  This one is definitely a hit and I can see this being added to the meal plan for good!  Yum!

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 8 servings,

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 270 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
437
Calories from Fat
169
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.7g
29%
Saturated Fat
6.0g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Sodium
1113mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates
41.9g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
23.3g
Vitamin A 16%Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 10%Iron 19%
Nutrition Grade B
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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29 comments:

  1. YES!! I love bacon and I love garlic so this is one I'm gonna try. I'm your latest follower from the Clever Chicks blog hop. Come on over and let's cook!
    Emma
    www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com

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    1. They are my two favorite ingredients too! Welcome and I hope you find lots of good recipes to try :)

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  2. This looks great! Would love to have you come link it up at our Give Me The Goods Monday link party:
    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-linky-party-2.html

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Sounds great! I will definitely check out your party :)

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  3. Yummy! Bacon anything works for me! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!
    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! We are a household of bacon lovers :) Enjoy!

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  4. There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving garlic and/or bacon. In fact, I think you are a better person for it ;-)

    Not only does this look delicious, I like that it is a simple, week night kinda dish. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I knew you would agree with me :) Your recipes always look amazing! I think we have very similar tastes :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing this change of pace......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to it! You always host such a great party :)

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  6. Hi, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Have a nice week.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! Hope you have a great week :)

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  7. Love Guy! He is an alum of the university I work at:) This looks good!

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    1. How awesome! Guy is amazing! He always has such great food finds and recipes to share!

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  8. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay and find something wonderful to cook up :)

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  9. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  10. I make something similar, my kids LOVE it. Actually they love anything with bacon in it :) http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2012/08/pasta-with-bacon-corn-and-tomato-recipe.html

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    1. My kids are the same way...well our entire household is. Bacon is a magical ingredient :)

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  11. Love this! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead. The party is open from 12 am Saturday, until 12 midnight Wednesday.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-11/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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    1. Sounds like fun! I will definitely check it out!

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  12. Hi, Erika. Me again. Just wanted to let you know your bacon tomato spaghetti will be featured as one of the Top 5 @ tonight's See Ya in the Gumbo. Thanks again for linking!

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  13. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. now that is a recipe that my hubby would LOVE

    Karen @ DinoHeroMommy

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  15. LOVE Gumbo... yum! Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell… I’m SO glad you came to (link) party with me! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Come back again tomorrow to share! xoxo~ Ruthie

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