Smoky Bacon & Tomato Spaghetti


1. Brint a large pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the bacon for 3-4 minutes until just starting to crisp. Stir in the onion and cook for another 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic and smoked paprika and cook for 1 minute more.

2. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil and bubble for about 5 minutes until thickened, stirring every so often to stop it catching on the bottom. Drain the pasta and toss with sauce. Serve with Parmesan, if you like.

Credit: Katy Greenwood, Good Food Magazine


Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 4

  • 400g spaghetti

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 120g smoked streaky bacon, sliced into matchsticks

  • 1 onion , finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

  • grated parmesan , to serve (optional)