Presto Pasta Nights: Homemade pasta with extra-easy tomato & bacon sauce

The last weeks I was too busy to participate the Presto Pasta Nights. But this week – only a few days away from holidays – my children and I were relaxed enough to prepare together

Homemade pasta with extra-easy tomato & bacon sauce

Homemade pasta with extra-easy tomato & bacon sauce

I was responsible for the pasta, the children for the sauce. It was fun and it tasted great.

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Title: Homemade pasta with extra-easy tomato & bacon sauce
Categories: Pasta
Yield: 4 Servings


150 grams   Plain flour, plus extra for rolling
150 grams   Strong flour
3     Eggs
2 tablesp.   Tomato puree
2 cloves   Garlic
3     Rashers Bacon
2 tablesp.   Extra virgin olive oil
1     Bay leaf
2 sprigs   Thyme 2 stems parsley
2 x   400 g cans chopped tomatoes
1     Slurp tomato ketchup
      Grated parmesan, to serve


  Good Food Magazine, June 2007, p. 50

  Edited *RK* 07/20/2007 by
  Ulrike Westphal


1. Start with the pasta – you can make this in the processor, but the texture is better if you make it by hand. With a processor, pulse the ingredients together until they form a ball. By hand, mix the flours in a bowl, then make a hole in the centre, break in the eggs and add the tomato puree. Whisk the egg and tomato together with a fork, drawing in the flour. When the mixture starts to get too thick to continue, use your hands. The dough should be soft, but not sticky – add a little flour if necessary. Knead the dough briefly to smooth out, then roll into a ball and wrap in cling film. Leave to rest at room temperature for 20-30 mins while you make the sauce.

©Homemade Pasta Sauce

2. Chop the garlic, then cut the bacon into strips. Fry both in the oil until the garlic is golden. Tie the herbs into a bundle with string. Put them into the pan with the tomatoes, ketchup and seasoning, then simmer gently for 20-30 mins.

3. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil. Dust the work surface and a rolling pin with flour. Divide the dough into 3 pieces, wrap 2 in cling film, then roll out the third piece thinly, dusting regularly with flour. Roll it up loosely and cut into wide strips (2.5 cm or larger if you prefer) with a sharp knife. Lay on a floured tray then repeat with the remaining dough.

4. Drop the pasta (shaking off flour first) into the boiling water and cook for about 2 mins until just cooked through. Drain, then serve with the tomato sauce and parmesan on top.

:PER SERVING 429 kcalories, protein 19g carbohydrate 60g fat 14g saturated fat 3g fibre 4g sugar 6g salt 1.59g

:PREP 30 mins plus resting
:COOK 30 mins
:Moderately easy (sauce only)


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5 thoughts on “Presto Pasta Nights: Homemade pasta with extra-easy tomato & bacon sauce

  1. Ruth (

    What a wonderful thing to do. I love cooking with my daughters and have since they were very little. Continue to build the memories and the bonds. Nothing does it quite like food.

    Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. We missed you last week.

  2. Katerina at

    Homemade Pasta
    Oh I am jealous. Homemade pasta is always so rewarding and such a treat. It is just too hot to contemplate at the moment though.


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