BLT Skillet Recipe
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BLT Skillet Recipe

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This weeknight meal is fast and reminiscent of a BLT, with its chunks of bacon and tomato. The whole wheat linguine gives the skillet extra flavor and texture. —Edrie O'Brien, Denver, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguine
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 plum tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 302 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein .


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings.
  2. In the drippings, saute tomato and garlic for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in the bacon, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Drain linguine; add to the skillet. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as BLT Skillet in Country Woman April/May 2009, p37

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Maggie123123 253864
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"Great weeknight dinner! Quick to prepare and just delicious."

theresahill 253334
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"The whole family loved this recipe. I should have tripled it because I had requests for seconds."

sd20 250558
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"Very good and next time will probably add a little more bacon. Very easy to make and I tripled the recipe and used regular linguini not whole wheat."

MrJoesWife 250334
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"I made this tonight for my family and it was nearly all eaten. I had quadrupled the recipe because I have four kids and two are teens. It was very very good, and nice and lighter for a hot humid summer evening. I did add diced onion and fresh rosemary from the garden and a side of sliced, chilled cucumbers for a wonderful dinner. This recipe goes into the "keeper" file!!!"

tnea 250024
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"Wonderful, Great way to use whole wheat pasta."

snwflk46 250020
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2016

"Made this for our supper tonight and it was delicious. I over-guessed the amount of spaghetti to use, and there was a bit too much, so I just added another tomato and just a little olive oil. Perfect. We will have this again!"

mkaskela 248249
Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"Delicious! I tripled the recipe to feed the whole family and added garlic bread. Everyone loved it."

MY REVIEW 247682
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2016

"Very good. I would add more bacon next time. Can't go wrong with bacon!"

Cklee1403 247017
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"This makes a really easy and tastey meal.Because it only makes two servings if your making it for a family you will need to double the recipe.I also increased the tomatoe. I served with a salad and garlic bread.It makes an easy meal for after a day at work"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"Loved it"

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