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"This is a classic Italian pasta dish. Use fresh basil when it's in season at other times use fresh flat-leaf parsley."

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • add   4 slices bacon, diced
  • add   1 pound linguine pasta, uncooked
  • add   1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • add   2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • add   1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • add   2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • add   1/2 cup chopped onion


  1. Cook diced bacon in a large saucepan over medium high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of drippings from the pan.
  2. Add onions, and cook over medium heat about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes, undrained; simmer 10 minutes, breaking up tomatoes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of 4 quarts boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
  4. Stir basil into the sauce, and then toss with cooked pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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