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Roasted Garden Fresh Tomato Bacon Basil Linguine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
If you can turn on the oven and boil water, you'll be successful at making this easy and delicious family favorite pasta meal in under 30 minutes.
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. -Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. -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.
  3. -Place the bacon in an even layer on a baking rack in a baking sheet (foil covered, if preferred for easier clean up).
  4. -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.
  5. -Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package directions and drain, making sure to reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  6. -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.
  7. -Add as much pasta cooking water as you prefer to make a light sauce. Tossing to combine.
  8. -To serve, turn the pasta out into a large bowl and garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.
  9. -Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Your favorite pasta can be substituted for the linguine if desired.
Tools and equipment:
2 baking sheets
Aluminum foil (optional)
Baking rack
Pasta Tongs
Pasta Pot