I have a serious problem with buying produce.

I buy way too much.

Usually that’s a good thing, because I know that good whole foods are going into the belly’s of my group, but other times, its not so good, like when I buy a million tomatoes and they begin to go bad.

A couple months ago I did just that because cherry tomatoes were on sale.

Another thing I have a problem with.

Just because things are on sale doesn’t mean I have to buy all of them, I know.


So here I am with way too many cherry tomatoes and not enough ideas on how to use them.

After a little bit of brainstorming I decided to toss them on a cookie sheet with a cut up onion tons of fresh garlic cloves and some red bell pepper.

After roasting for a half hour or so the cherry tomatoes burst and created the most delicious sauce ever. Add in some parmesan cheese, bacon, and fresh basil and friends, well, you get the point, grab a fork, its delicious.


|Roasted Tomato Pasta with Bacon|


2-3 Cartons Cherry Tomatoes*

1 Whole Onion roughly chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper roughly chopped

5-7 Cloves of Garlic peeled  

1 Pound Bacon diced

1 Pound of Spaghetti

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

3-5 Tablespoons Fresh Basil chopped

Olive Oil for Roasting



Sprinkle of Sugar

*Can use whole tomatoes just cut up


|Roasted Tomato Pasta with Bacon|


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place all of your washed and cut up vegetables onto a cookie sheet. Generously drizzle Olive Oil over vegetables. Sprinkle a good amount of salt and pepper over all ingredients. Place cookie sheet into preheated oven and set a timer for thirty minutes.


While vegetables are roasting begin cooking diced bacon. Cook bacon in a medium size saucepan over medium high heat until crispy. Remove bacon once crisp and allow to drain on a paper towel.


After bacon is cooked and vegetables are still roasting bring a large stock pot of water to a boil for the spaghetti. Once boiling add pasta. Cook according to package instructions but save one cup of water before draining. Set water aside. After thirty minutes check on vegetables. Stir around helping to break down the garlic and tomatoes. Once vegetables are completely softened remove from oven. Put vegetables into a shallow bowl and stir to continue to break down tomatoes adding in more salt and pepper as needed and a pinch of sugar. Add in pasta water as needed to thin out the sauce. Once sauce is thinned enough combine with pasta. Serve pasta with generous amount of bacon, parmesan cheese, and basil on top.


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