So simple, but so delicious. The lemon juice adds a refreshing flavor that is sure to please your palate. And who doesn't love bacon?

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels, reserving 1 to 2 teaspoons drippings in the skillet.

  • Cook and stir spinach, tomato, and garlic in the reserved drippings over medium heat until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add bacon, linguine, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to spinach mixture and toss.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 21.1g 42% DV; carbohydrates 46.4g 15% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 34.1mg 11% DV; sodium 994mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2015
I love bacon as much as the next person and frequently find that a dish that includes it is better because of it. Here as well but for us the amount of bacon called for would have been a case of bacon overkill. Half the amount was perfect its presence was known but it served as an enhancement not a main ingredient that would dominate. Too much of a good thing is not good. One other thing you know how it is when people come over you re in the kitchen cooking and you re talking and trying to follow a recipe at the same time and if you notice you messed up at all it isn t until after the fact and it s too late. Well it was because of gabbing in the kitchen that I forgot the lemon juice. And I think the omission made this so much better. The bottom line? This was just excellent a hit at the dinner table. But next time I make it I will do it the same way with half the bacon no lemon juice (and a good dab of butter). Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2015
I love bacon as much as the next person and frequently find that a dish that includes it is better because of it. Here as well but for us the amount of bacon called for would have been a case of bacon overkill. Half the amount was perfect its presence was known but it served as an enhancement not a main ingredient that would dominate. Too much of a good thing is not good. One other thing you know how it is when people come over you re in the kitchen cooking and you re talking and trying to follow a recipe at the same time and if you notice you messed up at all it isn t until after the fact and it s too late. Well it was because of gabbing in the kitchen that I forgot the lemon juice. And I think the omission made this so much better. The bottom line? This was just excellent a hit at the dinner table. But next time I make it I will do it the same way with half the bacon no lemon juice (and a good dab of butter). Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
As per the other reviewer I would also double the spinach because it really cooks down. My only addition to this recipe was to add a little chicken broth (or white wine next time) to the sauce so the pasta wouldn't be so dry...this was OUTSTANDING!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
Loving bacon and Linguine! Great combinations here. Next time I would double the spinach (because we love it) and the tomato. I also would leave the lemon to be squeezed on as to taste. I didn't care for it but my s/o did. I feel like it took away from the bacon taste. A good sprinkling of freshly grated Parm and you have a great meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2015
This was fantastic and so simple! I am definitely adding this to my roster. I decreased the bacon to 4 strips and doubled the spinach as per other reviewers but I think I would triple or even quadruple the spinach next time as it cooks down to almost nothing. I also doubled the garlic (certified garlic lover here). I didn't think I'd enjoy the lemon flavor but thought I'd try it and I'm so glad I did... it was delicious. Mmm... such a lovely flavourful pasta dish!! (PS: I forgot to cut the bacon before frying it so I took a pair of scissors and cut it into half-inch or so pieces afterwards. It was very easy to cut this way:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2016
Good recipe. I followed it as written and still feel it needs depth. Next time I make it because its worthy enough to make again I will use sun dried tomatoes with the combo of lemon juice lemon zest and olive or hemp oil. I am a fitness geek so I will also tweak cooking according to my caloric intake and health preferences. All the bacon and bacon grease was a bit rough for me. I made this as a side dish to a piece of salmon so the lemon was pleasant. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It will be a good addition to my rotation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2017
This was a hit. I didn t read the other reviews first so I made it pretty much as written; however I did add more bacon and probably more than 4 oz of pasta. This was easy and tasty; next time I will definitely add more spinach and more tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
love this! added more bacon! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2015
This was a great quick lunch. We agreed the portions were small I would definitely double the spinach and tomato next time and consider serving with bread sticks (because I love a side of carbs with my carbs!). I didn't measure the lemon juice juice squashed half a lemon into the pan with my hand but can see how too much would overpower this dish. Overall would make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2018
Made exactly as recipe.. was pretty good next time will add more cheese Read More
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