Enjoy bold, beautiful flavor with this Pasta Pomodoro Recipe. This Pasta Pomodoro Recipe calls for bacon, garlic and crushed red pepper.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
3 cups cavatappi, uncooked
2 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, drained
1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
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* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.
Let's Make It
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 1 tsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.
Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir on medium heat 5 min. Stir in garlic; cook 1 min. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and crushed pepper; simmer 5 to 6 min. or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Drain pasta; return to pan. Crumble bacon. Add to pasta with sauce; toss to coat. Spoon onto platter; top with cheese and basil.
Cavatappi is a tubular corkscrew pasta. If unavailable, you can use penne or mostaccioli instead.
For more heat, increase crushed red pepper to 1/4 tsp.
Serve your family and friends this Italian-inspired low-calorie, low-fat meal. Eating right never tasted so good!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 62g
Dietary Fibers 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.