Tomato and Bacon Pasta

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Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

I like to have this when it's hot and I don't want a heavy meaty pasta. The tomato puree can easily be substituted with a can of crushed tomatoes, just note the cooking time will be a little bit longer.

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  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water, following packet directions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Trim the rind from the bacon and chop finely. Halve and de-seed the chillies if using, chop finely. Peel and chop the garlic and onion.
  3. Heat the oil over a medium heat. Fry the bacon gently until the fat begins to run. (at this stage I normally drain some of the fat away, but it's a personal preference).
  4. Add the onion and garlic and cook til slightly softened. Add the tomato and the chillies or chili powder. Simmer until slightly reduced. Season to taste.
  5. Return the pasta to the pan, stirring through until thoroughly mixed and hot.
  6. Garnish with the parsley and serve.
  7. Enjoy :).