Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Pasta with a tomato, bacon and chilli sauce

I very rarely buy jars of ready made tomato sauce, I don't like the flavour of them. There is nothing easier to make than a simple tomato sauce, served  with pasta and some freshly grated parmesan. Tonight I added some bacon and chilli for a quick and satisfying supper. Leave out the bacon for a vegetarian version.

Serves 4
olive oil
1 onion chopped small
1 clove garlic
6 rashers of smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces
a good pinch of dried chilli flakes ( add more for more of a kick)
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
a few sundried tomatoes chopped (optional)
freshly ground salt and pepper
freshly grated parmesan to serve 

Heat the oil in a small casserole dish and fry the onion and garlic until soft and golden. Add the bacon and fry until cooked. Add the tomatoes and chilli and season. Add the sundried tomatoes if you are using them.  While the sauce is simmering gently, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Mix together the sauce and the pasta and serve sprinkled with fresh parmesan. 


  1. Cooked this for the girls tonight, lovely they both thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks again!

  2. Great, whats next on the menu?