Rating: 4.44 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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 test

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; carbohydrates 46.4g; fat 14g; cholesterol 34.1mg; sodium 994mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

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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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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
(8)
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
(1)
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