Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes: 4 servings (Serving size: About 2 cups)

Friends coming for dinner? This quick recipe delivers restaurant-quality flavor and appeal in no time.


Resistant Starch: 1.6g

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. When pasta is done, reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain pasta and return to pot.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat; add bacon. Cook, stirring, until bacon is

Step 3

crispy, about 5 minutes. add garlic and crushed red pepper; stir 1 minute or until fragrant. add tomatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to soften, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

add broth to pan. simmer the mixture until broth is thick and has reduced to about 1/4 cup, 5-8 minutes.

Step 5

While sauce cooks, heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. add panko and toast, stirring occasionally, until golden, 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Remove sauce from heat; stir in 2 teaspoons parmesan and parsley.

Step 8

Toss sauce with pasta in pot; add cooking water to reach desired consistency, if needed.

Step 9

Divide among 4 serving plates. top with reserved bread crumbs and remaining parmesan.

Step 10


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Ratings & Reviews


March 28, 2015
I can't seem to give this one star, but I will say that my motto is to try anything with bacon and pasta. I am not usually disappointed, but this recipe managed to take some of my favorite ingredients and make a whole that was less than the sum of its parts. All the ingredients should have been great together, but the finished product was barely edible. I even cheated and added another slice of bacon and extra garlic, but this just didn't come together in a way that was very tasty. Will not make again.

AnninJax's Review

August 22, 2012
I made this recipe with pan sauteed breasts of chicken and it turned out fabulous -- my kids LOVED it. They wanted me to make the exact same meal the next night. Next time I make it I'm going to pan fry shrimp and put that over the pasta - lot quicker than the chicken. Fridge to table in less than 30 minutes.