If you can turn on the oven and boil water, then you’ll be successful at making this delicious family favorite Roasted Garden Fresh Tomato Bacon Basil Linguine.
Roasted tomato bacon pasta comes together in a snap, and only uses a handful of ingredients. The only thing you really need to do is turn on the oven to roast the tomatoes and bacon, and boil some water to cook the pasta. It really is that simple! Anyone can do it!
This dish can be made with any type of pasta that is your favorite. I happen to enjoy linguine, and had it in my pantry, so that’s what I used. Feel free to swap out whatever you have, and whatever is convenient. This roasted tomato bacon pasta takes approximately 30 minutes, from start to dinner, which makes it a stress-free recipe that will please the entire family any night of the week.
Follow my easy step-by-step photos to make your own Roasted Tomato Bacon Basil Pasta:
Place two pounds of grape or cherry tomatoes on a sheet pan (aluminum foil optional) and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Place 12 ounces of bacon a another sheet pan lined with a baking rack and roast them both in a 450 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Cool and crumble the bacon.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta (I chose linguine) according to the package directions. Drain the pasta, making sure to reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.
Add the roasted tomatoes (with their juice) and bacon into the pot, and toss with the drained pasta. Add as much of the reserved 1 cup of cooking water as desired to make a light sauce.
Place the completed pasta in a large serving bowl, top with chiffonade (thin strips) or chopped basil leaves, and fresh Parmesan cheese. Serve hot, and enjoy!
- 2 lbs. grape or cherry tomatoes
- 12 ounces bacon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound linguine cooked according to package direction and drained (reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water)
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves torn or chiffonade (thin strips)
- ½ cup fresh Parmesan cheese grated or shredded
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
-Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet (foil covered, if preferred for easier clean up), and drizzle with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
-Place the bacon in an even layer on a baking rack in a baking sheet (foil covered, if preferred for easier clean up).
-Roast the tomatoes and bacon in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the tomatoes are blistered and the bacon is cooked to your preference. Crumble the bacon when cool enough to handle.
-Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package directions and drain, making sure to reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
-Add the tomatoes (along with their juice), garlic, and crumbled into the pasta pot. Add the drained pasta back into the pot and toss with the tomatoes and bacon.
-Add as much pasta cooking water as you prefer to make a light sauce. Tossing to combine.
-To serve, turn the pasta out into a large bowl and garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.
Your favorite pasta can be substituted for the linguine if desired.
Tools and equipment:
2 baking sheets
Aluminum foil (optional)
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If you’re wondering what else to serve alongside this pasta to make a full meal, I’ve got the following suggestions I hope you will enjoy:
I’m so glad you’ve come to visit me in my Kudos Kitchen, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get cooking and baking in your own kitchen and not to be intimidated. After all, it’s just food, and it should be as fun to make, as it is to eat. You can do this!
I’ve decided to coordinate this recipe for roasted tomato bacon pasta with one of my all time favorite aprons. It’s my “Julia Child quote” hand painted apron, and it pretty much sums up my feelings about cooking and baking. I hope it sums up your feelings as well. If it does, this might be an apron you’d enjoy wearing proudly in your kitchen:
The aprons I paint on are a high quality, stain resistant, 65/35 cotton poly blend. I paint each apron by hand with bright, vivid fabric paint and then heat set the design for durability. My hand painted aprons are completely machine washable and tumble dryable, but please no fabric softener. I love special orders. If you ever have an apron design in mind, please don’t hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your design ideas. I’ll be happy to paint and design from any photo, idea or description you send my way. To view my current designs (fabrics and glassware), please visit one of my shops: Etsy, Wazala, and Kudos Kitchen Paints. Together we give the gifts that people remember!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!