Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon

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This simple Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Bacon is loaded with flavor! It’s one of our favorite “fast food” meals when I’m in a hurry to put supper on the table. And it’s one of Jimmie’s picks at least once 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.

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Bacon | Culinary Craftiness

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. 😀

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Pasta with Bacon & Sun-dried Tomatoes

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  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta | Culinary Craftiness
  • Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta | Culinary Craftiness

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon

Created by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Top each dish with a little extra grated Parmesan and parsley (optional). Serve with a nice salad and garlic bread, if desired.
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Super Easy, Super Yummy Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Bacon | Culinary Craftiness

Another one of our favorites with sun-dried tomatoes is this Chicken with Artichokes & Sun-dried Tomatoes. Funny, but it’s another customized recipe from a Food Network star. I’m not sure how I first stumbled upon it in Guy Fieri’s recipes, but I have to have it every couple of months now. Guy stuffed the breasts with the artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes. However, I was in a hurry the first time I made it and took a few short cuts. This dish is so amazing, I even made it for a dinner party while visiting family up north. They loved it!

Happy eating!

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About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

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