Smoked paprika and bacon lend loads of flavor to this easy pasta dish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a plate. Add onion to pan and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and paprika and bring to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until sauce has thickened slightly, 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta. Return pasta to pot and add tomato sauce; toss to combine, adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. Add bacon and parsley, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

Reviews (2)

30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
Made this for dinner, kids loved it, hubby wants to try this sauce in a baked spaghetti dish...hmm
Rating: Unrated
01/13/2012
Super easy, super yummy! I might add a little bit of garlic next time though this dish is full of flavor as is. Great weeknight dinner with some crunchy French bread