A Last Supper Before Dieting: Bacon Tomato Sauce

A Last Supper Before Dieting: Bacon Tomato Sauce
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If you are going on a diet in a couple of days and are looking for one last way to indulge, I’ve got the dish for you. It comes in the way of sauce, a bacon and tomato sauce.

Everything tastes better with sauce…and bacon. Right?

This little gem came to me in November while I was spending a crazy amount of time on the couch waiting for baby. Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network made it. And it is GOOD. We’re talking restaurant quality here.

Sorry, I couldn’t find the original recipe on the Food Network site. This is a modified version.

Bacon and Tomato Sauce Over Penne Pasta with Portabello and Shrimp
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Serves: 4
Maybe one key ingredient for pasta sauce is fat. In this pasta sauce recipe I use both bacon and half and half.
  • 1 package of bacon, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • ⅓ c. half and half
  • 2 Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 heaping handful cooked shrimp, deveined and quartered
  • grated Parmesan
  1. Fry bacon
  2. Remove bacon from pan, but keep bacon grease in pan
  3. Once cooled a little, add tomatoes to pan (keep can handy)
  4. Add garlic and basil
  5. Pour the half and half into the empty tomato can, add a few spoonfuls of the warm tomato mixture to temper the dairy
  6. Add dairy mixture to pan
  7. Throw in mushrooms and shrimp
  8. Return the bacon to pan
  9. Stir and let simmer for a couple minutes until warm throughout
  10. Top with cheese
  11. Eat

8 Responses to “A Last Supper Before Dieting: Bacon Tomato Sauce”

  1. That’s a comforting and tasty pasta meal!
    Happy New Year!

  2. I made a bacon and tomato pasta one day out of desperation…I want a BLT but had no bread, so pasta it was. Not as decadent as this but sure makes me wish I had some!

    Hope you and baby are doing well. Can’t wait to see both of you.

  3. Oh my goodness, I can not even tell you how much my boys would love this!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Monet says:

    Oh yum…this looks so satisfying. Thank you for sharing your words, recipes and kind spirit, my dear friend! Happy New Year…I hope you have a wonderful beginning to the year.

  5. saral says:

    Happy New Year to everyone as well. Look forward to catching up with you all and reading more of your yummy recipes.

  6. No better way to spend your last supper than with bacon!

  7. I will cheat on my diet for this dish! Looks sooooo good and I can’t believe how easy it looks. Fabulous! Happy New Year darling. 🙂

  8. mmm, this looks divine! this is definitely my type of meal. looks so delicious!

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