BLT Skillet Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1-1/2 cup: 302 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein.
Reviews for BLT Skillet
"I made this recipe as written,except omitting the parsley. With a vegetable side, it made a nice dinner, light but filling. Next time I might add some olives, mild chile peppers, for a little more excitement."
"Made this last night for dinner and the guys loved it. I needed more than the recipe called for so increased quantities. Since I didn't have whole wheat pasta, I used a pound of angel hair. I also used a pound of bacon and a container of halved cherub tomatoes. I added more garlic and threw in a minced sweet onion. Lots of parmesan and a bit of the starchy cooking liquid from the pasta made a nice sauce. The lemon juice - I used a whole lemon - added a nice contrast to the dish. Try it!"
"This is an absolutely delicious and easy to make casserole. I changed it up just a bit from the original recipe. My family enjoys the flavors of onion in nearly every dish where it's appropriate. I added about half a cup of minced onion. I also found in preparing it that I preferred to use a 14 and a half ounce can of diced tomatoes, as opposed to fresh tomatoes. I did not drain off the diced tomatoes as I found the dish can use a little bit of extra moisture. This recipe is a winner, and now in my regular rotation of dishes. It is just as good served as leftovers the next day. A hit with everyone I served to!"
"The whole family loved this recipe. I should have tripled it because I had requests for seconds."
"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."
"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!!!"
"Wonderful, Great way to use whole wheat pasta."
"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!"
"Delicious! I tripled the recipe to feed the whole family and added garlic bread. Everyone loved it."
"Very good. I would add more bacon next time. Can't go wrong with bacon!"
"Hubby made this for our first time and took some liberties, but this is a wonderful recipe! Old Bay was added to the pasta water and pre-cooked shrimp were dropped in to heat up right before draining. He used six bacon strips and 2 tomatoes just because we like them. This is a way different meal than we normally eat, but are so glad we tried it. Thanks so much for posting the recipe. We'll have it regularly in the future."
"Who doesn't love bacon and I love that it uses linguini - I only added a bit of mozzarella as we are cheese freaks"
"This was good. A lot more flavor then expected. Will need to make 1-1/2 batches next time. It needs more tomato in my opinion. Served this with sauteed squash and a salad. will make again."
"Simple yet tons of flavor!"
"My husband and boys really liked this. They are all very picky. I made a double batch this first time and they all took a second serving."
"Very good Just enough for two"
"Excellent!! We will definitely add this to our rotation. And it's quick and easy!"
"Very nice. We both enjoyed it. Will make again."
"Looks good, going to try! It's nice to see recipes for two.Wondering how much spinach was used in stead of parsley? (by:LovesToCookSoup)"
"Delicious... I agree with another reviewer. The lemon adds a refreshing taste to this dish. My modifications were minimal. I added one more slice of bacon, doubled the garlic and substituted baby spinach for the parsley. It was easy and quick to prepare and I will definitely make it again. Thank you for another great recipe!!! In answer to Colleen16's questions, I used one cup of julienned spinach."
"The whole family loved this.....even the picky eater. The lemon juice really sets it off. I used regular linguine since that is what I had on hand. I also added a little chicken broth, it just seemed too dry for my husbands taste. We will defiantly have this again."
"quick and delicious"
"I added chopped fresh spinach & chopped onion, it was delicious!"
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.