Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Easy Tomato-Bacon Pasta Sauce

This is a yummy pasta sauce that is a step away from the traditional tomato and meat sauce that we normally eat.

I read about this recipe on the Parents Magazine website. I was hooked as soon as I read the first ingredient: BACON! MMmmm! I knew I had to make this recipe.

Easy Tomato-Bacon Pasta Sauce

  • 1/2 lb bacon, diced
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Cook bacon in saucepan on medium heat until cooked through, but not crisp.
  • Drain bacon on paper towels. DO NOT WIPE OUT PAN.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high.
  • Add tomatoes (with liquid) and the seasonings, stir.
  • Cook for 5 minutes (simmering vigorously), stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from pan, add peas, sour cream and drained bacon.
  • Serve over your favorite, cooked pasta. (we use linguine)
Notes: I've gotten the bacon a little crispy on occasion and it's just fine. When it's added to the sauce it softens up a bit. Also, I've let it simmer a bit longer than the 5 minutes. Sometimes I let it go for about 10 minutes.

I like to serve this with a salad and some garlic bread. We usually get dinner for 2 nights from this recipe.

On weeks that I put this into our menu plan, I like to also plan a night for breakfast for dinner, to use up the other half of the bacon.

Also, this can be a frugal meal if the bacon is bought on sale or in bulk from Costco.

I will be sharing this recipe with the following blog carnivals:


  1. This sounds great! I will definitely give it a try!! Thanks for sharing!! Many blessings!!!

  2. Alison...this looks YUM!! I agree with being hooked on bacon, lol.


  3. This sounds delicious! I get so bored with the same old spaghetti sauce.:)

  4. Sounds yummy! Some of my favorite flavors all put together.


  5. GREAT!!! sauce for pasta, love the bacon on it. THANKS!!! Geri

  6. What a great new sauce recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow! The word bacon sure does attract readers! LOL!

    Thanks everyone, for visiting my blog and leaving comments! Be sure to post back if you try it! I'd love to read what you think of it!

  8. I really like the blend of flavors with this sauce. Thanks for sharing it. I think it could be easily adapted for the crock pot, don't you? Come share a slow cooker favorite for Crock Pot Wednesday whenever you get a chance.