Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Bacon

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Bacon is loaded with flavor and is one of my favorite go-to meals when I’m in a hurry to put supper on the table. And it’s one of Jimmie’s picks at least 2-3 times a month. Whenever I find sun-dried tomatoes on sale Buy One, Get One (BOGO), I usually pick up 6 bags to get us through until the next sale.

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The inspiration came from a long ago episode of Giada De Laurentiis. It was too easy not to give it a try, and while I didn’t have all of her exact ingredients on hand, you know me well enough by now to know what I did. I pulled a few things from my pantry and winged it. 😀

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon

  • 1 (16 oz.) box any type of pasta, such as penne, bowtie, or radiatore
  • 2 tbsp. light olive oil
  • 2 heaping tbsp. jarred minced garlic (optional)
  • 2 bags of smoked, julienned sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 bag of real bacon bits (or bacon, fried and crumbled)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Dried or fresh parsley (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, but don’t drain.

Meanwhile, blend the sun-dried tomatoes, oil, and garlic (optional) in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Or not! You don’t have to chop up the tomatoes if you prefer chunkier bites.

In a large skillet, stir the tomatoes and oil until heated through. Add bacon and stir in the Parmesan. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Butt the pasta pot up to the skillet and using a spider or large slotted spoon, transfer the pasta to the skillet. Add a little of the pasta water  to moisten everything. Stir to coat.

Top each dish with a little extra grated Parmesan and parsley (optional). Serve with a nice salad and garlic bread, if desired.

  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness
Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Bacon | Culinary Craftiness

Happy eating! 😊

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