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Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

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This Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta is perfect for a quick fix dinner any night of the week! Packed with all of your favorite summer ingredients!
Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

Bringing back a recipe I posted way back in September of 2011.  This simple pasta dish is colorful and could not be more simple to prepare.  Love these simple dinner recipes!  Hope you enjoy a little blast from the past today.

Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

I LOVE baby heirloom tomatoes.  Roast them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.  They turn out incredible!!

Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

If you can’t find these tomatoes, feel free to use baby cherry tomatoes in their place.

Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

Look at this giant bowl of pasta!  Gulp.

Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

Beautiful.  Enjoy friends!

Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta


Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 25 min


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 3 cups baby heirloom tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti noodles
  • 1 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 2 1/2 cups asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook bacon in large Dutch oven or pot until crisped and brown. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain oil. Once cooled, crumble into small pieces. Reserve bacon drippings. Place heirloom tomatoes onto a medium baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until juices start flowing and skin splits.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and run under cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons bacon drippings into a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook stirring until tender, about 5 minutes. Add corn and asparagus, cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta, bacon, tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese. Toss gently. Drizzle in 2 additional tablespoons of bacon drippings. Season according to your liking with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

Bacon Parmesan Summer Pasta

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  1. 1

    What a nice fresh summer pasta!

  2. 2

    truly all the best stuff in one pasta dish!

  3. 3

    Need this gorgeous pasta now!!

  4. 4

    I love this! Perfect easy summer meal.

  5. 5
    Maria says:

    Roasted baby heirloom tomatoes…yum!

  6. 6
    Joyce says:

    Hi Jenny,

    This looks delicious! Very pretty on the plates. I work at World Market (Cost Plus), and we still carry them. Beautiful!

  7. 7
    Gaby says:

    All those tomatoes look amazing!! So good!!

  8. 8

    Tomato season is in FULL force right now here in Michigan – I love your gorgeous photos!!!

  9. 9

    […] I made a variation of this pasta for dinner last night, and I already can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today. My body […]

  10. 10

    Great summer pasta for any night!!

  11. 11

    There is nothing on earth that bacon doesn’t make better! Thanks for sharing this recipe I am going to try it out!

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