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Quick spicy tomato and bacon linguine

Dinner in 30 minutes

Dinner in 30 minutes

Now that you have been cooking for days and are exhausted but the thought of going out to dinner and getting dressed up is too much – try this easy and delicious dish.  This linguine dish is so good it would be great for a family meal but also perfect for company.  This has been a favorite of my family for years.   Open a nice bottle of chardonnay, pour yourself a glass and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

  • 1/3 pound thick sliced bacon, chopped
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 c. sweet onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. red pepper flakes
  • 2 t. dried basil
  • parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound fresh linguine, cooked according to directions
Ingredients

Ingredients

Sauté bacon until almost crisp.  Remove bacon and drain on a paper towel.  Leave  2 T. bacon drippings in pan and add olive oil, water and onions.  Sauté for 3 minutes.

To pan, add tomatoes, wine, garlic, bacon and red pepper flakes.  Sauté for 3 minutes.

Finally add basil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve over pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Serves 4-6.

Colorful Squash Sauté

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This healthy and colorful side dish will be on your table in minutes!

  • 1 zucchini, sliced in thin strips
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced in thin strips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced dill
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Place about 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes.  Add zucchini and squash and sauté for several minutes (adding more oil if needed).  Top with dill and salt & pepper.  Serve warm.

Serves 3-4 people

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