Spicy Bucatini Pasta

Spicy Bucatini Pasta

Have a spicy taste of Italy with a little pasta, tomatoes and bacon.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
medium onion, thinly sliced
1
red jalapeƱo chile, seeded and finely chopped
1/4
pound sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4
cups chopped plum (Roma) tomatoes
1
package (16 ounces) bucatini pasta
  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven or 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook parsley, thyme, onion and chile in oil about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, just until onion is soft.
  2. Stir in bacon. Cook about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp. Drain fat, reserving 2 tablespoons; discard remaining fat.
  3. Stir vinegar into bacon mixture; cook until evaporated. Stir in tomatoes and reserved bacon fat. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Add pasta to tomato mixture. Cook over high heat about 3 minutes, tossing gently, until pasta is evenly coated.
Makes 6 servings
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Substitution
Two 28-ounce cans Italian-style pear-shaped tomatoes, drained and chopped, can be substituted for the fresh tomatoes.
Did You Know
Bucatini is a long hollow noodle that resembles a drinking straw. It originated in Naples and the word bucato means, "with a hole."
Substitution
You can use spaghetti for the bucatini.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 67g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.