BLT pasta

Based on 28 ratings

Devan Grimsrud

Managing Editor at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
35
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
115 g smoked bacon
700 g mixed tomatoes
300 g rigatoni
4 tbsp olive oil
70 g panko breadcrumbs
120 ml pasta water
100 g arugula
salt
pepper
Pecorino cheese (for serving)
olive oil (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large pot
  • colander
  • frying pan
  • rubber spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1233
Protein
35 g
Fat
54 g
Carb
153 g
  • Step 1/4

    Dice bacon and halve cherry tomatoes. Set a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Once the pot of water is boiling, season generously with salt, then add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain, reserving some pasta water.
    • 115 g smoked bacon
    • 700 g mixed tomatoes
    • 300 g rigatoni
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • large pot
    • colander

    Dice bacon and halve cherry tomatoes. Set a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Once the pot of water is boiling, season generously with salt, then add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain, reserving some pasta water.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat a large frying pan with half the olive oil over medium-high heat. Toast the panko until crunchy and brown. Remove panko from heat and set aside.
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 70 g panko breadcrumbs
    • frying pan

    Heat a large frying pan with half the olive oil over medium-high heat. Toast the panko until crunchy and brown. Remove panko from heat and set aside.

  • Step 3/4

    Add remaining olive oil and bacon to the same frying pan and cook until bacon is crisped up, approx. 5 min. Lower the heat to medium and add cherry tomatoes, tossing gently. Season with salt and pepper and let cook for approx. 5 min. more.
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • salt
    • pepper

    Add remaining olive oil and bacon to the same frying pan and cook until bacon is crisped up, approx. 5 min. Lower the heat to medium and add cherry tomatoes, tossing gently. Season with salt and pepper and let cook for approx. 5 min. more.

  • Step 4/4

    Add the pasta directly to the pan with the bacon and tomatoes, placing the pan over medium-high heat. Then add pasta water and toss together. Add arugula and keep tossing to form a glossy sauce. Serve immediately, topped with grated Pecorino romano cheese, toasted panko, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!
    • 120 ml pasta water
    • 100 g arugula
    • Pecorino cheese (for serving)
    • olive oil (for serving)
    • rubber spatula

    Add the pasta directly to the pan with the bacon and tomatoes, placing the pan over medium-high heat. Then add pasta water and toss together. Add arugula and keep tossing to form a glossy sauce. Serve immediately, topped with grated Pecorino romano cheese, toasted panko, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!