Working late? Kids have sport etc? Need an easy and delicious dinner in a flash? This tomato & bacon pasta dish ticks all those boxes, and the whole family will love it. Sprinkle a bit of Parmesan and cracked black pepper on top, and you have a gourmet meal in under 30 minutes and under $10!!


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6 pieces Shortcut bacon, diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, Crushed
  • 7 Ripened tomatoes, diced finely
  • 60-80ml Red wine
  • 3 TBS Tomato paste
  • 11/2 cups Baby spinach, sliced finely
  • Dried Italian herbs
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 500g Spiral pasta

Method

  1. Cook the pasta as per packet directions in salted water until just tender.
  2. While that is cooking, heat a dash of oil in a frying pan then add the onion and garlic. Cook slowly for a few minutes until the onion has softened. Add in the bacon and cook for a further few minutes until cooked.
  3. Add the tomatoes, wine, herbs, paste and Salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes (stirring often) until the tomatoes have broken down and formed a sauce. At the end, add in the sliced baby spinach and stir to combine through the sauce.
  4. Drain the pasta and tip straight into the sauce stirring to coat the pasta. Serve immediately


  • GReat idea! I make something very similar but put iT in the oven to crisp up as I love the crunch of baked pasta

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  • I wonder what this would taste like as a pasta bake, yum!

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  • This looks delicious and something all my family would enjoy.


    • Would be nice with some chilli as well.

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  • Simple and delicious, looks great!

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  • love a simple pasta dish that everyone will love – thank you for your recipe, it sounds really lovely

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  • My kid loves pasta and I like that you used ripened tomatoes would be delicious thanks for the recipe

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  • Yum! Will have to try this for sure. Love bacon and tomato with pasta. I used to use this stir through sauce that had sundried tomato and bacon in it and it was amazing. They no longer make it anymore, so this is exciting.

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  • A tasty looking pasta for everyone in the family.


    • Chorizo from our local market would be terrific and tasty in this dish too.

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