Thursday, March 8, 2012


I found a version of this recipe in a fancy cooking magazine and figured there had to be a lot easier, healthier way to make it.  Here's my attempt, and I got to say...It was great!

Brown 6 strips of bacon until almost crisp, then add 1 tbsp minced garlic and cook 1 minute longer

Cook 6 oz of whole wheat pasta

Drain bacon on a paper towel and set aside

You will also need 1 cup grape tomatoes and 6 or more leaves of red leaf lettuce washed and dried and 1/3 cup chopped onions

Caramelize the tomatoes and onions in 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp brown sugar

After the tomatoes and onions have caramelized, add the crisp bacon, 1/4 tsp thyme leaf(dried) 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy) and 1 cup beef broth.  Simmer on medium until reduced by half.  Turn off heat and add lettuce leaves cut in pieces and the cooked whole wheat pasta 

Toss together

We served ours with steamed green beans and blue cheese garlic bread


  • 6 slices bacon, diced and fried till crisp
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 6 lrg leaves red leaf lettuce, washed and dryed
  • 6 oz boiled whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaf
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Hi there! This looks delicious! I love cooked tomatoes! Yum!

  2. Debbie,
    Your pasta dish sounds delicious, and I love the BLT combo, Looks yummy!

  3. Debbie, We love BLT's in our house, so I know we will love this pasta, it looks so YUMMY, can't wait to try it!!!!

  4. This looks awesome. A BLT salad, sandwich or soup always appeals to me. I love the idea of the pasta.

  5. That looks delicious. We love pasta and we always like to add meat and veggies. BLT is a perfect combination.