Cookbook:Tomato Pasta with Bacon, Onions, and Cheese

Tomato Pasta with Bacon, Onions, and Cheese
CategoryPasta recipes
Time1 hour

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See also: Cookbook:Spaghetti alla Carbonara




  1. Boil spaghetti for 6 minutes or so, just until al dente. Drain when ready.
  2. As the water for the spaghetti is brought to a boil, start heating olive oil in a medium saucepan and sauté the bacon until the fat is just clear.
  3. Add the onion and sauté until soft.
  4. Add crushed red pepper and cook 2–3 minutes more.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and heat through.
  6. Remove from heat, add Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately over spaghetti. You may garnish with additional Parmesan cheese.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • As this is for cooking, any grade of olive oil is sufficient.
  • The amount of crushed red pepper flakes is widely variable to suit your taste.