Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
500
protein
20g
carbs
80g
fat
12g
saturates
3g
fibre
7g
sugar
11g
salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 120g smoked streaky bacon, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • grated Parmesan, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the bacon for 3-4 mins until just starting to crisp. Stir in the onion and cook for another 3-4 mins, then add the garlic and smoked paprika, and cook for 1 min more.
  2. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil and bubble for about 5 mins until thickened, stirring every so often to stop it catching on the bottom. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve with Parmesan, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2014

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Crouton11's picture

Having noticed the comments about it being bland, I doubled the amount of onion, garlic and smoked paprika. The rest of the family aren't keen on chilli, which would have been my choice of addition. The result was surprisingly tasty, and got the thumbs up from all.

heybear's picture
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This was far too plain for my liking - even with the addition of mushrooms and an extra clove of garlic.

Rachel_east's picture
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I added 1tsp of chilli powder and 1/2tsp chilli flakes. Still couldn't really taste much over the tomatoes.. Might add more paprika next time!

Lily145's picture

Really tasty recipe. Added mushrooms and chilli powder. All the family loved it!

RuthMS's picture
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Lovely, and so easy to make. I added mushrooms and extra garlic.

rachelturner27's picture

I added aubergine & frozen peas to my sauce to give the kids a few more veggies. They all loved it.

staciebakes's picture

Just had this for dinner and it is delicious! I added 1/2 tsp chilli flakes and served with a big salad. I can tell this will become a regular dinner in my house!

kathryndonna's picture
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Great with a little bit of chilli added to for an extra kick. Don't restrict this to just spaghetti, any pasta shapes will do.

rich1e's picture
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A real crowd pleaser! Very simple and quick to make but the flavour is great. The smoked paprika really lifts the sauce.

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