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rigatoni with sun-dried tomatoes and bacon

  • Author: Jo & Bart
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This comforting one pot pasta is a must. Sun dried tomatoes and bacon make the sauce gorgeous. Perfect for a chill night !



8 oz - 225g uncooked rigatoni

1 1/2 cups - 360 ml chicken broth

1 cup - 240 ml double cream

2 oz - 55g sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped

2 tbsp - 30g tomato paste

1 oz - 30g grated parmesan cheese

1 1/2 oz - 40 ml dry white wine

5 oz - 150g bacon

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

10-15 fresh basil leaves

1/2 tbsp - 2g chilli flakes

burrata, optional

salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Start by cooking the bacon in a large pot over medium heat. Fry it gently until it becomes crispy, allowing the fat to slowly render down. This should take a few minutes.
  2. After frying the bacon, add in the chopped onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and chili flakes. Cook until the onion becomes translucent, which usually takes about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Next, add the tomato paste and fry it for 2 minutes. This step is important as it helps to sweeten the tomato paste. Then, pour in the white wine to deglaze the pan. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes or until the paste thickens again.
  4. Now, pour in the chicken broth and double cream. Add the uncooked rigatoni pasta and bring everything to a gentle simmer. Reduce the heat to low-medium, cover with a lid, and cook while stirring occasionally. If the sauce thickens too quickly before the pasta is cooked, add hot water a little at a time until the pasta reaches al dente consistency, and the sauce thickens to your liking.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Taste the dish before adding additional salt and pepper, as the bacon and chicken broth are already salty.
  6. Serve and enjoy your delicious pasta dish. Bon appétit!


  • It is important to leave the lid on during cooking (while stirring occasionally) so that the water does not evaporate and the pasta can soak in.
  • If you have a burrata, simply open it on top of the pasta just before serving to add a wonderful touch of freshness.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: one-pot
  • Cuisine: US

Keywords: bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, comfort food