Pork, Bacon and Onion Pasta

Wanda Leech


If you like sausage and bacon you're going to love this. My family loves it. I hope yours will too. I like to serve it with garlic bread and a salad.

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6 to 8 hungry people


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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The pork and bacon ingredients caught my eye in this recipe, what a great combination of flavors. The balsamic and cooking the onions adds a bit of sweetness. There's a slight bite from the pepper flakes, but it's not overpowering. Serve with a salad and you have a dinner that's easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough for company.


1/4 c
butter, cut into cubes
2 large
sweet onion
1/4 to 1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp
salt and pepper
8 clove
garlic minced
2 pt
grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 c
balsamic vinegar
9 slice
bacon, cut into cubes
1 lb
mild Italian sausage links, casing removed
2/3 c
Parmesan cheese
3/4 lb
3 c
chicken stock

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta set aside, set 1 cup pasta water aside.
In a large dutch oven, cook bacon till crisp. Remove drain on paper towel. In the same oil, cook sausage till brown. Remove, save oil.
Add butter and thin sliced onions to pot. Add salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes cook till soft.
Add garlic, tomatoes, sausage, and vinegar. Add chicken stock and cook 30 mins. Mix in pasta may need about 1/2 to 1 cup pasta water. Mix into the sauce, pour into a pretty bowl top with bacon and cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: Perfect Pastas