Bacon-Tomato Linguine

Bacon-Tomato Linguine Photo: Oxmoor House


  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (2.5-ounce) package cooked bacon pieces (such as Hormel)
  • 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 (1 ounce) preshredded 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.

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  • If you can't find a package of cooked bacon pieces, buy a package of precooked bacon, and chop 8 slices.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 301
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 32%
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.3g
Protein per serving: 14.4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 37.1g
Fiber per serving: 2.8g
Cholesterol per serving: 21mg
Iron per serving: 2.1mg
Sodium per serving: 745mg
Calcium per serving: 81mg

Good to Know

For a healthier alternative, choose whole-grain pasta and turkey bacon, which is lower in saturated fat. Add more of your favorite vegetables like spinach and broccoli.
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