This bacon and tomato pasta recipe is a great mix of flavors to awaken your taste buds. This pasta recipe is made with everyday items you likely have in your fridge, so the ease of preparation is unmatched. By the time the smell of bacon gets upstairs or to the back of the house, dinner will be ready.
Easy Bacon and Tomato Pasta
8 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1 tub (8 oz.) chive and onion soft cream cheese spread
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6 cups hot cooked penne pasta
1. Cook bacon in skillet 5 min. or until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally.
2. Drain skillet, leaving bacon in skillet. Stir in cherry tomatoes.
3. Add cream cheese spread, milk, and Parmesan cheese; mix well.
4. Cook until hot and bubbly, stirring frequently.
5. Stir in pasta. Sprinkle with additional chives if desired.
Side Dish Ideas For This Recipe
Not sure what to serve with this delicious pasta? No worries! We've got some great suggestions here for you to look through. Consider each one, and pick the one that makes the most sense for you!
Since you already have to get tomatoes for this recipe, why not make a salad? This one might not be a hit with the kids, but getting everyone their daily dose of vegetables is important. You can keep it simple with a house salad, or try something more complicated and fancy.
Cheddar cheese biscuits will certainly be a bigger hit with kids. These delicious biscuits are so mouth-wateringly good that everyone will want seconds and thirds! You can also just go with plain biscuits as an alternative, if you just want to be able to buy a roll of dough from the store and leave it at that.
Finally, why not try making your own garlic bread? There are few things better in life than warm, homemade garlic bread. Everyone in your family will love having a slice (or two or three!) alongside their pasta.