Simple Red Sauce with Pasta

Simple Red Sauce with Pasta

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Dayna Kennison 0

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

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 740 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 740 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 89.7g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 553 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  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.
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CONNIE COOK
2/18/2004

This is a great recipe, what is HELENA41 going on about! If you prefer a saucier sauce use a tin of crushed tomatoes or an Italian style plain tomato pasta sauce. I used a tin of tomatoes and thyme as the seasoning and it worked brillantly. Just amend to suit your families taste.

HELENA41
2/12/2004

This was one of the worst pastas I've ever eaten. The sauce wasn't a sauce but more of a huge clump of bacon/cheese. It tasted like a bad carbonara with tomatoes, and the fat content mixed with the bad flavor will make you feel guilty for a week.

Momof2
7/30/2003

This was great. I used thyme (suggested by another reviewer) and a little bit of basil. This really turned out great for a delicious dinner. Thanks for posting.