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Bacon, Tomato and Basil Pasta – 20 minute meal

 
 
One serving costs about $1.77

$1.77 per serving

287 people like this recipe

287 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

10 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:71%

Spoonacular Score: 71%

 

Bacon, Tomato and Basil Pasta – 20 minute meal might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 525 calories, 23g of protein, and 29g of fat. This recipe serves 10 and costs $1.77 per serving. 287 people were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of tomatoes, parmesan cheese to garnish, several ladles full of pasta cooking water, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. To use up the pasta water you could follow this main course with the Watermelon-Peach Slushies as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 64%. This score is solid. Similar recipes include One Pot 30 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake, 20 Minute Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta, and 15 Minute Creamy Cashew Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pappardelle Pasta.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 lb
1 lb angel hair pasta
angel hair pasta
1 lb
1 lb cooked bacon
cooked bacon
1 handful
1 handful fresh basil
fresh basil
0.56 cloves
0.56 cloves garlic
garlic
2 Tbs
2 Tbs olive oil
olive oil
some
some parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
some
some pasta water
pasta water
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
6
6  tomatoes
tomatoes
0.5 cups
0.5 cups white wine
white wine
1 lb angel hair pasta
1 lb
angel hair pasta
1 lb cooked bacon
1 lb
cooked bacon
1 handful fresh basil
1 handful
fresh basil
0.56 cloves garlic
0.56 cloves
garlic
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs
olive oil
some parmesan cheese
some
parmesan cheese
some pasta water
some
pasta water
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
6  tomatoes
6
tomatoes
0.5 cups white wine
0.5 cups
white wine

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
ladle
ladle
pot
pot
frying pan
frying pan
ladle
ladle
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Eat at Home Cooks

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.83
Ingredient
1 pound angel hair pasta
1 pound cooked bacon
1 handful fresh basil
5 cloves garlic
2 Tbs olive oil
some parmesan cheese
6 tomatoes
½ cups white wine
Price
$0.97
$5.83
$0.08
$0.33
$0.33
$6.32
$2.77
$1.63
$18.27

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • If you are cooking with wine, be aware that the amount of alcohol that evaporates could be much less than you think. In fact, researchers found that anywhere between 4 and 49 percent of the alcohol in a dish might remain depending on the cooking method, length of cooking, etc. If you're concerned about the amount of alcohol you're consuming, keep an eye on how much wine is going into your dish!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
549 Calories
32g Protein
27g Total Fat
39g Carbs
12% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
549
27%

Fat
27g
42%

  Saturated Fat
10g
69%

Carbohydrates
39g
13%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
64mg
22%

Sodium
1473mg
64%

Alcohol
1g
7%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
32g
66%

Selenium
57µg
82%

Phosphorus
483mg
48%

Calcium
389mg
39%

Vitamin B3
6mg
30%

Manganese
0.56mg
28%

Vitamin B1
0.35mg
23%

Vitamin B6
0.42mg
21%

Zinc
3mg
20%

Vitamin A
876IU
18%

Magnesium
63mg
16%

Potassium
547mg
16%

Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Fiber
2g
9%

Vitamin B5
0.92mg
9%

Iron
1mg
9%

Vitamin K
8µg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Folate
21µg
5%

Vitamin D
0.33µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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