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.


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.