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Pasta del Maresciallo, Creamy Tomato Sauce & Bacon Pasta

Marshal's Pasta is a quick and easy pasta dish. It is not a simple pasta with cream and tomato, but more of a triumph of flavors enhanced by smoked bacon.
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Pasta del Maresciallo, Creamy Tomato Sauce & Bacon Pasta
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 5 minutes
  • Cook 15 minutes
  • Servings 4 people

When it comes to easy and quick pasta dishes, our kitchen is brimming with inspiration. By combining simple yet flavorful ingredients often found in our pantry, we create truly delightful recipes like Pasta del Maresciallo. This Pasta with Cream and Tomato, enhanced with bacon, results in an irresistibly creamy sauce.

It goes without saying that if you’re seeking straightforward pasta ideas, this one is perfect for you. After the first bite, your guests’ taste buds will dance with joy, and you’ll have effortlessly prepared a quick and easy pasta dish. Don’t be swayed by those who claim that Creamy Pasta is out of style: the Pasta del Maresciallo recipe will circulate among all your friends, and everyone will want to try it!

This is a delicacy typical of Sicilian cuisine, named after its place of origin: the city of Caltanissetta. It was originally prepared in the 19th century for the French marshal Lefebvre.

The dish, known as “Pasta del Maresciallo” or “Marshal’s Pasta,” carries with it a rich historical and culinary heritage. Its creation is attributed to the skilled hands of Sicilian cooks who wanted to honor the French marshal during his visit to Caltanissetta. This special pasta dish was conceived as a tribute to the marshal and has since become a cherished part of Sicilian gastronomy.

The Pasta del Maresciallo is a testament to the cultural exchange and influences that have shaped Sicilian cuisine over the centuries. It showcases the creativity of local chefs in adapting their traditional ingredients and techniques to create a dish that would please the distinguished guest from afar. Today, it remains a delightful representation of the blending of culinary traditions and a symbol of the warmth and hospitality for which Sicilian cooking is renowned.

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  1. To prepare Pasta del Maresciallo, start by putting the pasta to cook in plenty of salted water for the time indicated on the package.

  2. In the meantime, finely chop the onion and brown it in a pan with four tablespoons of oil until it is tender and transparent.

  3. Add the diced smoked bacon and brown it well so that it releases all its flavor.

  4. Then add the tomato sauce and a pinch of salt and let it cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame.

  5. Lastly, just before the pasta is ready, add the cream and stir to make a rosy sauce.

  6. Drain the pasta and toss it in the pan with the sauce for a couple of minutes to give it time to flavor.

  7. Serve the Marshal’s Pasta piping hot: you will then be able to appreciate its full flavor and creaminess.

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To achieve a lactose-free first course, replace traditional cream with one suited to your dietary needs. Vegetable cream, such as soy cream, is also excellent in this regard.


If you want to take advantage of the preparation of the sauce, you can safely prepare it even a day in advance and store it tightly covered in the refrigerator directly in the pan.


Marshal’s Pasta will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days. You can consume it after reheating it in a frying pan or microwave.