Streaky bacon and tomato pasta

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
3L water
2 tbsp salt
500g spaghetti pasta
500g thick-cut streaky bacon or pancetta, chopped
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
150g red onion, diced
1 tsp red chilli flakes
3 tbsp garlic, minced
400g Roma tomatoes, diced
60ml red wine
4 tbsp basil, chiffonade
30g freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1) In a large stock pot, bring the water to a boil, add the salt and the pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente.

2) In a large saute pan over a medium heat, add the bacon and saute until crispy. Remove the bacon to drain on a paper towel-lined plate and remove 3/4 of the bacon fat from the pan.

3) Add the extra-virgin olive oil, onion and chilli flakes. Cook until the onions are translucent, add the garlic, cook for 2 minutes then add the tomatoes. Saute for 5 minutes, then deglaze with wine.

4) Drain the pasta and add to the tomato mixture. Add the basil and bacon, toss with Parmesan and add salt and pepper, to taste.

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