Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Penne Pasta with Spinich & Bacon

1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add the penne pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Place bacon in the skillet, and cook until browned and crisp.

Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through.

Place the spinach into a colander, and drain the hot pasta over it so it is wilted. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and toss with the remaining olive oil, and the bacon and tomato mixture.

4 comments:

Tyedye said...

That would almost be healthy if it wasn't for the bacon....but there is that girl math, if you eat a lot of veggies, it cancels out the bad stuff right? ;) I'll have to make this sometime.

Lily said...

We tried this tonight. It was quick, easy, and delicious!

Neen said...

Lily I am so glad that you enjoyed it! I love hearing feedback on some of my recipes. Thanks.

Tyedye said...

Neen: I made this for lunch today. Quick, easy, and inexpensive. I loved it. :)
I posted a pic of it on my blog. It was a colorful dish.
http://needfoodfast.blogspot.com/