Simple Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Bacon Recipe

I mentioned in an earlier post how I love tomatoes primarily for the taste and the vitamins they contain. They're also good snacks for weight loss. Here's another recipe using tomatoes. It is a slightly modified version originally made by SunRipe Produce. They call it SunRipe Bella Roma and can be looked up online.

pasta with tomato sauce and bacon

Pasta, Tomato Sauce and Bacon

You'll need the following:
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12 plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti pasta
  • 10 basil leaves, torn by hand into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits (4 pieces cooked bacon that's crumbled)
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and saute garlic. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer sauce for 10 to 15 minutes; do not overcook the tomatoes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with parsley, basil, and bacon before serving.