Diabetic, Italian, Light Eating, Pasta

Amatriciana (Pasta)

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 pound linguine pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook diced bacon in a large saucepan over medium high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of drippings from the pan.

Add onions, and cook over medium heat about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes, undrained; simmer 10 minutes, breaking up tomatoes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of 4 quarts boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.

Stir basil into the sauce, and then toss with cooked pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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