Linguine with Bacon Bread Crumb Sauce

linguine with bacon bread crumb sauce

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This easy, speedy recipe for linguine with bacon bread crumb sauce is the ultimate in speedy suppertime comfort food, and you might just have all the ingredients on hand right now!


  • 2 slices bread
  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 8 slices of the best bacon you know
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Tear the bread into quarters, pop it into your food processor and pulse until it is in crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta in heavily salted water according to package directions. Scoop out a cup or so of pasta water right before you drain it.
  3. Put the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the bacon to your liking. Scoop it out to drain on paper towels, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs and a pinch of pepper to the drippings and sauté over medium heat, stirring constantly until golden. Scoop them out and set aside.  (So much scooping!)
  5. Add the pasta and the parmesan cheese to the skillet and toss. Drizzle in some of the reserved pasta water until you have a light sauce and toss again.  Add the bacon and most of the breadcrumbs (hold back a few for garnishing) and toss again.
  6. Divide among bowls, top with the rest of the breadcrumbs and some parsley and serve!

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