Bacon Tomato Pasta for Two
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!
- 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)
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Don't add the pasta to the water until step 4.
- Cook the bacon in a skillet over mediumhigh heat. Transfer to a paper towel, leaving the grease behind.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 InformationYield 2 Servings Serving Size 1/2 of Recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 14gCarbohydrates 29gProtein 23g
What’s shakin’ bacon? I’m Mason, a personal trainer turned food blogger and current leader of the Proton Party. You can find me cookin’ up a storm over on Kinda Healthy Recipes or blogging with my wife on With the Woodruffs.
I got into the fitness industry in college while studying to become a Registered Dietitian. It didn’t take long to realize I was more passionate about preventative care and performance nutrition than medical nutrition therapy. That led to personal training, which turned into writing about training and nutrition. Which eventually evolved into creating healthy-ish recipes.
It’s been a fun ride, and I’m excited to lend an oven mitt to The Hungry Truth!