Bacon Pasta is a wonderful comfort food that comes together in under 15 minutes. A quick pasta that soaks up all the flavors from garlic, olive oil and of course bacon bites. I tell you there is no more convenient way to make an easy pasta sauce that is full of flavor with just a few ingredients and seasonings. So tasty that you feel like you eat in a fancy restaurant, but so easy to make at home.
If I’m talking about one of my favorite meals in the entire universe it is pasta. See and taste all the wonderful pasta recipes and sauces like my Lemon Pasta, the Puttanesca Sauce, or my Spaghetti Sauce. Seriously I would eat even the leftovers for breakfast any time.
This bacon pasta is no exception and of course it is ladled with flavor and taste, yum.
Here is what makes this pasta recipe so unmistakably delicious: I fry sliced garlic for a great texture along with the bacon and cook both together in olive oil and butter.
What you need for this Bacon Pasta recipe
It will not come as a surprise that you need pasta. However you can choose yourself which one you prefer. My recipe works great with spaghetti, linguini, bucatini, penne or bowtie.
Bacon bites are naturally vegan and made from plants. There isn’t any real bacon involved, just really great deliciousness and so much wonderful smoky flavor.
Vegan parmesan is something that makes any pasta cheesier, like it does with my Spinach Pasta.
As seasonings, I use red pepper flakes which add a subtle note of heat to any dish combined with thinly sliced garlic.
What makes the flavors pop is using dairy free butter and olive oil to fry the bacon with garlic. This my friends makes everything super delicious the buttery and savory flavors are on point.
Finally, a bit of freshly chopped parsley adds so much freshness.
How to make Bacon Pasta
Cook your pasta according to your package directions in salt water. While the pasta is cooking, you can make the sauce such that both will ready together and yes taste amazing in the result.
Make the sauce
Into a skillet: heat olive oil and butter. Fry garlic slices and bacon for around 3 minutes.
Then, give the red pepper flakes and a pinch salt and pepper to the pan and leave it on low heat.
Your pasta should be done at this point. Drain it and add them to the sauce along with fresh parsley, parmesan.
Serve the Bacon Pasta on plates or in bowls.
Storage recommendations for Bacon Pasta
Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for around 5 days.
For freezing use a freezer-friendly container and you can keep the Bacon Pasta frozen for around three months.
Know that it will change the texture and everything won’t taste as fresh and crisp.
Tips and tricks
You can easily add some leeks or kale to your bacon pasta. Also I would guess mushrooms or peas are delicious.
To make ahead: This works also really great with any leftover pasta that you have. You can cook your pasta up to 3 days in advance and get have it ready whenever you want.
Other recipes to try
- 8 oz pasta
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbs dairy free butter
- 6 oz bacon bites
- 1/2 cup vegan parmesan
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup parsley
- Salt, pepper to taste
- Peel garlic and cut it into thin slices and roughly chop your parsley.
- Cook pasta in saltwater according to the package directions
- Heat olive oil and butter in a pan. Fry garlic and bacon for around 3 minutes.
- Season with red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- When the pasta is ready, drain and transfer to the pan.
- Mix with parmesan and fresh parsley.
You can make your pasta for 3 days in advance. Use it when you are ready to prepare the sauce and save time.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1113mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g