My mother-in-law first introduced me to this pasta dish. It is super easy to make and offers a new twist on the typical pasta dish. Most pasta dishes are very heavy in flavor, this is not one of them. The garlic, tomatoes, and olive oil makes this dish a very healthy and fairly low calorie meal. Throw in some bacon and it is a perfect BLT pasta dinner!
Bacon, Tomato, and Linguine PastaPrinter Friendly Version
8 ounces uncooked linguine
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
About 8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped into pieces
1 1/3 cups grape tomatoes, halved
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add bacon bits; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomato, garlic, and oregano; sauté 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
Add pasta, reserved pasta water, salt, and pepper. Stir well, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese.