Bacon and Pepper Pasta Recipe
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Bacon and Pepper Pasta Recipe

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Teri Rasey of Cadillac, Michigan serves this snappy combination as either a main dish or a side dish. It gets its fresh flavor and pretty color from onions, peppers and tomatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 pound linguine or pasta of your choice, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 593 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 102g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 7g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside; reserve drippings. Saute onions and garlic in drippings for 3 minutes. Add peppers; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; heat through. Add bacon and mix well. Serve over pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Bacon and Pepper Pasta in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p63

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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rustedgold1 User ID: 3141438 55786
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"This was delicious and yes, fast and easy to put together. I will make this again! My husband and I topped ours with shredded parmesan cheese as well."

Celestes User ID: 2678116 49618
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"fast and good!"

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