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Pasta with Canadian Bacon

I use the term Canadian bacon because that is what it's called in California, where my daughter's mom-in-law, Kathy, lives and where the recipe comes from. Where I live we call it back bacon. This is a tasty meal that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes.

Ingredients: (for 2)
  • 2 cups pasta of choice
  • few tablespoons olive oil
  • 200 grams (approx 1/2 lb) back bacon (or smoked ham)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Italian seasoning to taste ( a few good shakes)
  • Parmesan Cheese

  1. Cook pasta in salted water, according to pkg directions. Do not overcook; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, simmer bacon with 1 Tbsp olive oil, add chopped onion and cook until transparent, then add crushed garlic, tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Cook on low until pasta is done, stirring to blend flavors.
  3. Add drained pasta and a drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Toss and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
  5.  Serve with a Caesar salad or steamed asparagus.


  1. I am going to make this and leave the bacon out. Bacon is something I can do with out. I think it will still be good.

  2. This sounds wonderful! I love Canadian bacon...

  3. Sounds like a nice simple dish to make for a late Saturday evening or Sunday evening...after watching all the football games!!!! LOL..and make a pretty dish also!! thanks...God Bless...hugs...Ora

  4. wow this looks good, definitely one to add to the list

  5. Anneliese..this looks wonderful and it sure is simple enough!

  6. This sounds very easy and something everyone in our family will like - especially the Canadian Bacon.

  7. Looks yummy, looks like a good recipe to each cold too.

  8. I just happen to have some leftover bacon in the fridge! Thanks for the great recipe!

  9. This looks like a very comforting recipe and the bacon would put it over the top for Hubby. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Yummers! I am looking for something different with pasta! This looks delicious and the men will like it, too!

  11. Looks very tasty! Yep we call it Canadian Bacon :0)

  12. I love a good pasta recipe. I also love Canadian bacon :) Sounds like a great dish to me :)

  13. LOVED it -thank you for an awesome suggestion. Made my own modifications but I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks so much for your site and the many wonderful suggestions!

  14. Looks delicious! I needed a quick easy meal for this week.
    Thanks bunches Ladies! :D

  15. I added leaf corinader, grated old cheddar and red pepper flakes (from Korean stores) for savory and slight heat


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