This one is a crowd pleaser! It couldn't be easier and really...Who doesn't like bacon? I found it on Allrecipes and have made it so many times since. All 3 of my kids love it and that is virtually unheard of. I didn't have any linguine, so I used spaghetti.
Peppered Bacon and Tomato Linguine:
1 lb bacon, diced
2 green onions, chopped
2 t. minced garlic
1 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 T. fresh basil, julienned or 1 t. dried basil
1 t. salt
ground pepper to taste
1 lb linguine
Place bacon in a large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until crisped. Drain, reserving drippings and set aside.
Saute green onions and garlic in the same pan used to cook bacon over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper, simmer for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile in a large pot of slightly salted water, cook pasta. Add pasta and cook according to direction. Drain.
Toss hot pasta with tomato sauce, add bacon right before serving, giving it one last toss. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.