Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A little BLT – Bacon, Tomato, & Linguine Pasta

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 Pasta

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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.

Source: www.myrecipes.com

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