Caprese Pasta With Bacon and Onion


Saw a nice pasta dish over at “Better When Broken,” that I just had to try, and of course would have to modify. The modification you ask? Well by taking the traditional Caprese salad ingredients of this dish and adding some bacon and onion.


  • 1lb Penne Pasta
  • 2 Tbl Chopped Garlic In Oil
  • 2 Tbl of Minced Basil
  • 1/4 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes Slice lengthwise
  • 1/4 Cup of Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 Cup of Fresh cut Buffalo Mozzarella
  • 14 Fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 8 Slice of English Bacon cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 onion sliced into 1/4 inch rings

In a pot of water add a tbl of your olive oil and bring to a boil. In a saute pan add a 1/4 cup of olive oil and heat on medium heat. Add your onions, tomatoes, chopped garlic, and minced basil to the oil and cook uncovered. As the pan begins to dry out add your chicken stock  and bacon. Cook until onions are translucent and bacon is cooked.

When pasta is done strain and pour mixture of your saute pan over the pasta and toss. Add your fresh basil and fresh buffalo mozzarella on top of the pasta  and serve.

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10 Responses to Caprese Pasta With Bacon and Onion

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  2. AMInyc says:

    Those additions to an already wonderful dish can only make it more wonderfuller!

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  4. Love the combo of bacon, baby tomatoes and onions – did you use one onion?
    🙂 Mandy

  5. Sarah says:

    Nice! – looks like these additions will the carnivores out there happy!

  6. Oh there’s just something about sauteed onions. Simple pleasures. Great recipe.

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