Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Spaghetti with Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon

Spaghetti with Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon

As with every year, I am gobbling up as many summer tomatoes as I can before the season ends. I am trying to find new ways to use them besides my usual suspects of pico de gallo or slow roasted tomatoes. I found this recipe via Pinterest months ago and wanted to wait until the perfect tomatoes were in season to make it. Now that the temps have (temporarily) cooled to below 80 degrees for the first time in two months, I am more prone to turn on my oven and make something more interesting than a turkey wrap. The anchovied bread crumbs and bacon give this dish an intense savoriness which is balanced with the sweet roasted tomatoes. I followed the recipe as found on the blog The Italian Dish. A few notes though: I used whole wheat spaghetti and whole wheat breadcrumbs. I used bacon instead of pancetta which renders a lot more fat. If you use bacon, I would suggest either draining some of the fat from the pan or omitting the olive oil when toasting the bread crumbs. Also, I scooped out the entire inside of the tomato instead of just the seeds. My oven is smaller and cooks food a little faster so my tomatoes were done at 25 minutes. I suggest checking them early on to make sure they don't fall apart.

Spaghetti with Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon


One year ago: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Two years ago: High Tea at Jin Patisserie
Three years ago: Greek-ish Salad with Spelt Berries
Four years ago: Honey, Pistachio, and Chocolate Chip Biscotti

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14 comments:

marla said...

Wonderful and creative bowl of pasta!

vanillasugarblog said...

Totes!
Love the second photo.
Killer!

Memória said...

Wow! Both shots are stunning! I love how you plated this dish. Brava!

susan said...

that's gorgeous and yummy! i love this!

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

This looks f--ing amazing! I am also trying to gobble-up as many summer tomatoes as possible. They're just so darn good.

Lorraine Joy Alegria-Vizcarra said...

I love this recipe.

elly said...

This looks awesome! What a fun spin on spaghetti and meatballs (kinda). Great pics.

Gastronomer said...

Did someone say ANCHOVY bread crumbs?! YES!! Your food porn, by the way, is looking FIERCE! (Kind of like my breath after I eat anchovy bread crumbs ;))

Joanne said...

I always kind of think of stuffed tomatoes a kind of boring but I love the idea of pairing them with pasta! Much more exciting :)

Yumgoggle said...

I love pasta and tomatoes. But the stuffed roasted tomatoes are really adorable.
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Diana said...

This is totally genius. I don't want tomato season to end!!!! At least bacon is always in season...

Banana Wonder said...

Oh yum wow. I just ate dinner, but getting hungry all over again. I'm gonna be sad when those tomatoes are gone.

Let Me Eat Cake said...

mmm bacon fat, summer tomatoes, yum yum yum. both shots are gorg! wishing i had picked up more tomatoes at the farmers market yesterday

kellypea said...

Instant pin. Gorgeous and sounds delicious. I just tried spaghetti squash for the first time so think this may be the way to go next. Or, maybe I'll just splurge on the pasta!