Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bacon and Tomato Sauce

Doesn’t everything just taste better with bacon on it?
I don’t eat regular pasta anymore, preferring zoodles or spaghetti squash strands over wheat flour or even brown rice noodles.  But The Captain does like his pasta so I threw this together for lunch on Tuesday after we came home from the tennis court.

I was hungry, and hoped this might be quick. I already had some zoodles prepared and waiting in the fridge, so I put some water on to boil for The Captain’s linguine noodles while I made this sauce. It all came together in about 20 minutes.

I always keep some cooked, crumbled bacon in the freezer. It is just so handy to add a spoonful or two for a little flavor boost.  I also keep peeled garlic cloves in the fridge, too. If you don’t have crushed tomatoes on hand, use diced, or even fresh.. and you could also use your immersion/handheld blender to puree them if you like.

Bacon and Tomato Sauce

Bacon and Tomato Sauce
Makes 2 servings.
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed and minced
  • 3/4 cup white onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh or dried basil for garnish and flavor punch
  1. Warm the olive oil in a skillet or saucepan over MEDIUM heat.
  2. Add the garlic and onions and saute about till softenened but not browned, about 7 or 8 minutes.
  3. Add the bacon and mix.
  4. Add the tomatoes and red pepper flakes and mix again. Allow to heat through.
  5. Remove from heat and then ladle sauce over noodles of choice on serving plates. Garnish and season before serving.

Per serving, sauce only.
Weight Watchers P+ = 3.
Calories 132; Protein 8g; Carbohydrate 10g; Fat 7g; Fibre 2g.

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  1. I think my comment was eaten - :-( Yummy recipe.

  2. It is a fact that bacon makes everything better. This sounds so good!


  4. i'm not a huge bacon fan but every once in awhile itz delicious!!

  5. Oh yum! And yes- bacon makes everything better. :)

  6. I love basil in tomato sauce! It brings everything together :)


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