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Creamy Tomato Bacon Pasta. Who doesn’t love every single one of those things? I don’t need to know anything else about this recipe and I know I’ll love it. Are you with me?
This dish has creamy, garlicky, tomato sauce, bacon bits, and warm linguine. It’s honestly heaven. And it gets even better because it’s a five-ingredient budget-friendly meal!
Ingredients for Creamy Tomato Bacon Pasta
You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, and all of them can keep in your freezer for a long time. You can buy everything in advance and keep them around for a day when you have no fresh ingredients at home.
- fettuccine pasta
- Alfredo sauce (I used a jar or you can make your own)
- canned petite diced tomatoes
- bag bacon bits (you could also use real bacon that you cooked on your own)
- Italian seasoning (I like to buy this giant container on Amazon so that I never run out)
How to Make Tomato Bacon Pasta
This pasta is so easy to make. There are really only two steps: boil the pasta and make the sauce.
Step 1: Boil the pasta
Follow the package instructions and cook your pasta al dente. Use this handy over-the-sink strainer to drain the pasta.
Step 2: Make the sauce
To a large sauté pan (this is the best one!), add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about five minutes, stirring frequently, until everything is combined and warmed through.
Step 3: Serve
Add the drained pasta to the pan with the sauce and stir to combine. Scoop the pasta into bowls and serve.
Top with Parmesan cheese, if you have any, and some fresh parsley for a burst of freshness. If you don’t have either of those, it’s fine– this pasta tastes great on its own too.
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