Bacon Tomato Pasta for Two

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If you need a simple dinner for two, this Bacon Tomato Pasta should be on the menu!

We’re all about minimal ingredients around here, and this dish delivers on that.

To bring the carbs down and bump up the protein, we’re using Carb-Nada pasta here. If you’re unfamiliar with Carba-Nada, it’s a higher protein and fiber pasta option with 15 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per 2 oz. You can use any pasta you want here, even regular ol’ wheat pasta, but just note that the cooking time will vary based on the pasta you choose to use.

Let’s dive into how to make this recipe!

 

Step 1: Slice your bacon and cook it down in a pan

 

Step 2: Melt down butter in the same pan (after removing the bacon) and add your tomatoes & garlic to cook them down.

 

Step 3: Cook your pasta- it only takes 2 minutes!

 

Step 4: Add your bacon and cooked pasta into your pan and toss to coat everything

 

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!

Bacon Tomato Pasta for Two

 

Bacon Tomato Pasta for Two

Bacon Tomato Pasta for Two

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A quick dinner for two that's ready in just 25 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Carba-nada Fettuccine
  • 4 slices Center Cut Bacon, cut into strips
  • 6 oz Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Light Butter
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 14g Parmesan
  • Reggiano, freshly grated (for serving)

Instructions

    1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Don't add the pasta to the water until step 4.
    2. Cook the bacon in a skillet over mediumhigh heat. Transfer to a paper towel, leaving the grease behind.
    3. Melt the butter in the skillet before adding the garlic and tomatoes. Once the
      garlic starts to turn golden brown, reduce the heat to low and add the cooked bacon back to the skillet. Toss everything to coat.
    4. Add the pasta to the water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and add to the skillet. Toss the pasta in the sauce. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Notes

  • You can reduce the fat by omitting the butter and using about 1/4 cup of pasta water at the end to bring the pasta together. I wouldn't recommend other types of bacon like turkey unless they have some fat to render.
  • If you’re unfamiliar with Carba-Nada, it’s a higher protein and fiber pasta option with 15 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per 2 oz.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Servings Serving Size 1/2 of Recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 14gCarbohydrates 29gProtein 23g

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