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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fresh Tomato Sauce with Bacon and Cream

The first of the Roma tomatoes came into our farmers market last week.  As a nice lunch surprise for Hope, I decided to make a fresh tomato sauce with some added treats.

First, I fried three pieces of bacon, then placed them on a plate with a paper towel to drain.

With the bacon grease, I sauteed 1/2 of a small sweet onion and two cloves of garlic, both finely diced.

After the onion and garlic mix was starting to soften and caramelize...

I added a half of a pint of finely diced Roma tomatoes.

I simmered for 30 minutes with the lid on the soften the tomatoes.  Then, I cracked the lid to let off some steam and allow the sauce to reduce for 30 more minutes.  Then I added a splash of low fat half and half and a pinch of oregano and basil, added the crumbled bacon, and let the mixture come back to temperature.

Then I mixed in some al dente spaghetti, served in a bowl, and topped with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Hope loved this lunchtime surprise.  This was a nice, light, summer treat with sugar sweet Roma tomatoes.  You should try making this with your next batch of fresh picked tomatoes.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Ah heck, your killing me with that stuff. Freakishly delicious sounding and looking. I am hungry for that now.