Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
This is a quick light meal. Wilted spinach, bacon and tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta. Good for any season and will complement anything.
This is a quick light meal. Wilted spinach, bacon and tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta. Good for any season and will complement anything.
Ok-I change some of the recipes I use from this site-I usually hate it when people do it, but I can't help myself! I used a whole pound of bacon-sauteed that until crispy- drained off most of the grease (left about 2Tbsp.) sauteed a small onion with the garilc- added some dried basil and cayenne pepper- and added the tomatoes (I used tomatoes with green chiles) while I cooked the pasta. Once the pasta was almost done, I added the spinach to the tomato mixture and then drained the pasta and added it to the tomatoes. Once I brought it to the table, I served it with parmesan cheese. YUM-O!! My husband said 4. I said 5 because I think it's great. This would be good at room temp as a buffet dish, I think it'll be great as leftovers and would be awesome with some grilled chicken and mushrooms. Great recipe with lots of room to personalize! Thanks for an awesome start to a great meal! Served with garlic bread and a green salad.Read More
first shot was ok but a little...lacking? second try i added one small onion, one small green pepper, dash or two of red pepper flakes, some basil, and didn't do the draining of pasta over spinich, it wilts just fine on it's own. Love the second version and will make it many times!Read More
Ok-I change some of the recipes I use from this site-I usually hate it when people do it, but I can't help myself! I used a whole pound of bacon-sauteed that until crispy- drained off most of the grease (left about 2Tbsp.) sauteed a small onion with the garilc- added some dried basil and cayenne pepper- and added the tomatoes (I used tomatoes with green chiles) while I cooked the pasta. Once the pasta was almost done, I added the spinach to the tomato mixture and then drained the pasta and added it to the tomatoes. Once I brought it to the table, I served it with parmesan cheese. YUM-O!! My husband said 4. I said 5 because I think it's great. This would be good at room temp as a buffet dish, I think it'll be great as leftovers and would be awesome with some grilled chicken and mushrooms. Great recipe with lots of room to personalize! Thanks for an awesome start to a great meal! Served with garlic bread and a green salad.
VERY GOOD! Just a couple upgrades...I used a pound of bacon and almost 2 pounds of pasta. I put some spinach in the skillet and some in the pasta drainer to test both ways. It's good both ways. The strainer/colander spinach was just bland and wilted. The skillet spinach absorbed bacon flavor, so I recommend the skillet spinach version. (Already putting in a pound of bacon, we're not exactly watching our figure here.) I added onions and garlic to the cooked/drained bacon. And at the end I added some cream to the skillet before dumping it over the pasta. This was really good.
I made this a second time and made some changes to make it taste better. I removed my bacon and added fresh tomatoes to the 1 tbsp garlic. I boiled that down and then added a box of spinach. 2 minutes later I added the bacon back in. I turned off the heat and added 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Everyone ate it this time. This was my first review. "Tasted better the second day. Added parmesan to flavor it up."
This recipe turned out great, with one fairly major change on my part. Mine is not a tomato-friendly household (neither of us can stand the things!) so I used a small jar of sliced roasted red peppers (drained) in place of the tomatoes. I sprinkled some crumbled Feta cheese over the top just before serving and it was a great, light meal. I also used this basic idea for a pasta side dish, except I used orzo in place of penne and I sliced the spinach chiffonnade-style to make the leaf size more suited to the pasta. Great, versatile recipe!
I knew this recipe was a winner when my husband exclaimed, "Wow! This tastes like restaurant food!" It tastes very good the next day, stays moist and reheats well. Thanks for such a delicious and easy recipe that I'll be making over and over again.
Very good as is, however, in order to make it a less fattening, replace chicken broth for olive oil and bacon drippings and substitute bottled real bacon peices (not imitation) for fried bacon. Must splurge and top with parmesean cheese.
I took the bacon out when it was done cooking and then added it back in at the end so it would stay crispy. Also, I wilted the spinach into the sauce and served with a bit of feta cheese sprinkled over the top. Delicious!
Love it! We added fresh mushrooms and used whole wheat pasta. I don't usually eat cooked vegetables, but the spinach and tomatoes were just right. Highly recommend.
This is a great dish, and is so easy that it has replaced my default pasta dinner of spaghetti with ground beef in tomato sauce (you know, the dinner you make when you're too tired to think about cooking anything else!). I've also made this with pancetta and sweet italian sausage (crumbled & browned), and it is divine. To CALGRET1: I drain the bacon grease before adding the tomatoes.
For those who complained that this was watery... Don't sauté the spinach! Put it in a large colander & when the pasta in done, pour the hot pasta water & pasta over the spinach. This wilts it perfectly. Then toss with the rest of the ingredients. I served this with sautéed scallops. Yummy!
Family really liked it. I changed it a little and added to it based on what I had. Step 1 the same except I timed it to be at the end so the pasta was hot. Step 2 and step 3: Didn't use olive oil, didn't need to ...just heated the bacon ....cooked it till crisp...removed form pan chopped it small and put it in in big bowl.... left all bacon grease in pan.......added finely chopped red onions (1 cup) and 5 cloves of garlic finely copped to bacon grease in pan and sauteed till done....added to big bowl....threw spinach in hot pan with bacon grease and took off burner let sit then stirred to wilt just a little not to much and coat with remaining grease... then threw spinach in the bowl...chopped 25 grape tomatoes and threw them in bowl (never cooked these- i like them very fresh- the hot pasta cooks them a little)....added grilled chicken (grilled on outdoor grill brushed with balsamic vinegar and small amount of olive oil)...cut chicken into bite size pieces.....threw the chicken in the bowl.... drained 1 jar of artichokes and threw in bowl.....added cooked pasta...drained and threw it hot into bowl with all the other ingredients and then tossed...added salt and pepper and sprinkled with parmesan cheese and then tossed again and served in low shallow bowls added another small sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Wonderful!
first shot was ok but a little...lacking? second try i added one small onion, one small green pepper, dash or two of red pepper flakes, some basil, and didn't do the draining of pasta over spinich, it wilts just fine on it's own. Love the second version and will make it many times!
Delicious and easy, how could you ask for anything more?! I had made this several times before and I always seem to forget to rate it (and make it often). It is the perfect pasta dish if you want something fast, easy and tasty. It is light and refreshing. I do skip the olive oil and just use the bacon grease. I top it with feta and a few kalamata olives, but it is good as is. I can't wait for the summer to use fresh tomatoes. Thanks Jean for sharing!
Really delicious and very easy for those quick, gotta get it on the table dinners. Used whole wheat penne, and tossed in some Kalamata olives at the end. Also added a little dried basil and oregano.
I used considerably less bacon and garlic (both were excessive as written) and a 5 oz. package of baby spinach. Beautiful and compatible ingredients. Good, humble comfort food. Finished it with a good sprinkling of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
I haven't made it yet but didn't anyone notice that the picture shows farfala and not penne pasta?
Awesome dish that really takes 25 minutes max to complete, great for a hectic weekday meal. Just throw a crusty loaf of bread in the oven and you're set. I didn't change a thing and my entire family loved it, even my picky 6 & 9 year olds. Not sure why people are using a whole pound of bacon, 6 slices is perfect and more would make the bacon grease overwhelming. Also save the trouble of washing a bowl and just dump the pasta/spinach in the pan with the bacon/tomato mixture. I may use pancetta instead of bacon next time add parm. cheese, but honestly this recipe is good as is.
I'm giving this basic recipe a five for easy prep versatility and flavor! You can do a lot with it and it turns out delicous! I added saute chicken tenders, mushrooms and I used fresh romas that were over ripe with some roasted red pepeprs that I had already. I used lots of garlic , chopped shallots, hot red pepper flakes, and basil. I skipped the olive oil and used the bacon fat to cook it all in -my bacon was very lean, so not much grease from the bacon but it gave flavor. When it was served, I sprinkled feta cheese and fresh grated parmasan over the top. This will become a favorite dish>> thanks for sharing your recipe!
This dish was fantastic, but I did have to make some changes. To cut down the fat I drained the bacon, but if you're not concerned with fat then don't because it tastes better with it. I also added salt, pepper and basil and oregano and then stirred in some parmesean cheese, just to give more flavour...yum. Lastly, you will want to drain the diced tomatoes slightly, unless you like watery pasta. totally agree with others that this keeps VERY well overnight, in fact it tasts WAY better the second day! Also was VERY quick!!!
KC* uses 8 oz. penne, 4 slices bacon, 10 oz. pkd frozen chopped spinach, 1 cup finely chopped onion, 3/4 cup dry white wine and 1 10 oz. container light Alfredo sauce. Cook bacon, then onion in bacon drippings Add wine and stir to partly evaporate the wine. Add drained spinach and alfredo to skillet. Add pasta and bacon and mix. Parmesan would be good on this
ok..yes I know I used rotini in my photo pic, but that was all I had on hand! :) was extremely tasty though! :)
Excellent recipe - I will definitely continue to make it. I followed recipe with a couple of changes. I did not add oil as it didn't seem necessary and I used Italian style stewed tomatoes instead of diced for more flavor. I have also made this recipe with mild Italian sausage (with casings removed) instead of the bacon and was is wonderful.
This was a decent recipe so why do people change it so much. no point in doing that. its annoying to see it being ripped apart.
Yummy...Very quick. Added a small jar of sliced mushrooms and used stewed tomatoes with celery, onions and bell peppers.
Giving it a 4 because I did make modifications to the recipe based on other member's reviews. Here are the changes I made... Cut bacon into pieces and fried in the pan. No oil was required. Cooked the bacon until crisp and removed from pan and allowed to drain on paper towels. I removed most of the oil from the pan and used the rest to cook some chopped onions and garlic. Once the onions are garlic carmelized I added a large can of whole tomatoes with basil. I crushed the tomatoes in the pan to create a chunky sauce. I then added my whole leaf spinach and allowed to cook and wilt in the sauce. Finally I added the bacon back to the mixture and cooked a few minutes longer. I served over the penne pasta and topped with grated parmesean cheese. It was a hit with the boyfriend and I will definatley be making this again! Great easy pasta recipe!
AMAZING DISH! My kids HATE veggies but they ate every bite. I was even able to sneak in some sundried tomatoes and a handful of pinenuts. I did use turkey bacon instead of regular so I had to use a little more olive oil. I also used frozen spinach instead of fresh.
Two of my favorite foods, bacon and spinach. I used leftover spaghetti sauce instead of the diced tomatoes and this was great.
This was a great recipe. My family (husband and three kids 2 - 8yrs) enjoyed it as well. I used fresh tomatoes. Yum!
This recipe is going into my top 10 favorite pasta recipes with some modifications. I followed others advice and added onions, sauteed with the spinach. Then I added several colors of chopped bell peppers toward the end of the saute portion of the recipe, along with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. In addition, I substitute penne with a small sea shell pasta for a little fun. Not only is the dish taste great, it is very vibrant in color and texture.
Love this recipe. My entire family loved it. This was our summer dish. I added two large cans of dices tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano in it instead of one 14.5oz can. I did use the spices called for in recipe as well. We prefer a bit more juice to a sauce. I also use turkey bacon which is good, but real bacon is better. Sooo easy to make and it's really good leftover as a cold pasta side, if there are any leftovers.
This is a great recipe for a dish that is not too heavy. Just make sure you follow the directions...I forgot to chop of the bacon before cooking it and ended up making a mess when it was already covered in garlic and then had to chop it. This dish is great and I will make it again! Thanks
This was a nice simple weeknight meal. I cheated and used the OM pre-cooked bacon, but other than that I followed the recipe. Nothing outstanding, but a solid weeknight meal. Even Mr. LTH enjoyed it and went back for seconds. I wasn't as big of a fan, but it was still good (I am wondering if it was because of the weird bacon...). I have to give it a "5" (even though I think it was a "4" as made my way) because I'm pretty sure it would have been way better w/"real" bacon and it's not the recipe's fault I'm lazy.
We have a similar recipe only we use linguine pasta. Instead of spinach we add green and black olives, minced garlic, and mushrooms (canned or fresh) to the cooked bacon sauteed together for a few minutes. Then add that to the cooked drained linguine with olive oil. Then we add fresh sliced tomatoes(roma, cherry or campri are best) and a lot of chopped green onions mixed in and then top with parmesan cheese to our liking.
This was fantastic...it was easy to make, I didn't have fresh spinach...but I had some I made yesterday, so I used that, I wouldn't hesitate to used frozen either. I didn't have a can of tomatoes, so I used fresh. I used the microwaveable bacon..I added a little more Olive Oil too.I also added black pepper, the bacon takes care of the salt very nicely. We sprinkled some Parmesian cheese to finish...It's addicting. Substitutions are easy, I dont think you can ruin this one..My husband is picky...he ate it and went back for more. My son raved about it. This is now one meal I will keep on my list of favorites...It looks beautiful also..very nice to serve for last minute guests...I just made a salad and everyone was happy...especially me because it was easy and quick besides delicious. Thanks to Superman's mom for sharing a great recipe.
This was very good, easy, and the feta on top made it wonderful. Both kids asked for seconds. I used precooked bacon, no olive oil, and fried it up just long enough to grease the pan, then added garlic, for one minute, then tomatoes.
I modified a few things cause some reviewers said it was bland or too mushy; 1.) I used 16oz box of penne 2.) I used 2 cans 14.5oz diced tomatoes 3.) I used white pepper on the drained pasta to taste ( and regular salt on the boiled pasta) 4.) I used 1 lb. of fried bacon and reserved the bacon drippings aside in a bowl. After I fried the bacon and boiled the pasta and washed the spinach and shredded it, I set all 3 aside seperately. I used fresh clean pot and added 1T oil and 1 T butter and let that come up to a heat melting butter and then added 2 cans diced tomato and 1 T onion powder and mixed real well with the minced garlic. Then I added the shredded spinach (cause others said it got too wilty if draining pasta over it) and I mixed well, then I added the pasta and mixed well again, all the while over low med heat. And then I added the reserved bacon oil all over this final product. Wow, was it awesome, my husband who hates, hates, hates vegetables ate this all up! While I was making it he kept saying it smelled wonderful. I served this with a french bread and sprinkled mozzarella on the pasta dish. So fantastic! Thanks for posting! (Even though I modified it a little, I could not have done it without you! :-) )
So quick to make and so lovely to eat! We really enjoyed this. Followed the recipe exactly, but wilted the spinach with the bacon, as others have done. Would be great with parmesan sprinkled on top and some garlic bread on the side. Will remember this for summer evenings when we feel like something light and quick.
This was fantastic! As usual for me, I made a few changes. In place of tomatoes,I tried chopped roasted red pepper. About 1 Tbs. of butter,1/2c. evaporated milk and a little crushed red pepper finished it off. Wonderful...very easy to add your own special touch :)
This was so easy and absolutely delicious! I did add some sauted onions and mushrooms. I also used turkey bacon so I did need to add the olive oil. The family raved about it! This dish is definitely going into the bi-weekly rotation! Thank you!
This was excellent. I made some changes, I drained all but about 1 tsp of bacon fat. Cooked the spinach in with the garlic and tomatoes. Also added a pinch of crushed red pepper and at the end some ground black pepper. I sprayed the pasta with some olive oil to keep from sticking, but omitted all the oil called for. It didn't need it. There was only a spoonful left! Thanks for a great recipe!
Five stars for quick, easy, and flavorful! I used whole wheat penne and omitted the first TBS of olive oil. I also drained most of the fat from my bacon. Instead of using a serving bowl, I just put the pasta/spinach back into the large skillet I had cooked the bacon in and served it from there. Used about half a bag of ready-washed baby spinach. Loved it!
I would suggest keeping the cooked bacon out of the tomato mixture until serving. Also more garlic. I didn't like how the bacon softened. Other than that it was okay. My family liked it better than I did.
Made recipe once as written, then again with some minor changes. (star rating is "as written). This will become a go to recipe in my home. As written it's a really good recipe, nearly as easy to make as regular spaghetti. The changes I made were to add sliced mushrooms (sauteed after cooking the bacon) and red pepper flakes (added after adding the tomatos). This is really good with whole wheat pasta as well.
this took me just 20 minutes to make - so easy! I did sprinkle fresh parmesan on it and also drained part of the bacon grease but then used the remainder to wilt my spinach like another person recommended. I didn't end up using olive oil at all. I also used fresh roma tomatoes instead.
A bit plain for me as is. Added some feta and crushed red pepper and liked it much better. Only other change was using fresh tomatoes instead of canned.
I had to add a little salt and pepper, but other than that, I really enjoyed this dish. It's easy, and light, and is great the next day, too.
I always have such high hopes for these 5 star recipes and they usually don't quite turn out to be 5 stars for me, but this is one is exceptional. It lives up to its 5 stars. It was delicious and my 2 picky kids loved it too - that's saying something! I'll be passing this one on to friends. Thank you!!!
I really wanted to like this recipe because it has all of my favorite ingredients. However, it just did not come together for me. It did not mix well and the flavor was missing something. Will not try this one again.
Very good! I didn't have fresh spinach so thought I would give a shot using frozen chopped spinach. Will definitely make again.
Especially delicious with sundried tomato feta sprinkled on top!
Quick and yummy lunch! I used a 16 oz. box of penne, so I added a 5.5 oz. can of V-8 juice for added liquid. My tomatoes were the seasoned kind and it worked quite well. I did saute the fresh spinach in with the bacon and garlic before adding the tomatoes. I added some sea salt, coarse ground black pepper and served with a sprinkle of parm on top. I enjoyed this for a lunch, and will add some scallions, grape tomatoes, fresh mushrooms and shrimp or chicken to serve for a dinner the next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is very tasty and filling just the way it is or you can add various ingredients as others have stated. Besides being a favorite at home we have also fixed this when we're in our RV and on the road.
I followed the recipe exactly and it was good. I plan to make this again, but next time I will add some fresh basil, red onion and parmesan cheese. I think that will turn it into a wow recipe for me. Additionally, this was an easy 30 mintute complete meal for a weeknight. Update: I just made this for the second time. Added sauted red onion and basil this time and it was perfect.
Yum! My family loved it. The only change was no garlic powder. Used onion powder instead due to sensitivity to garlic.
Made this for a party and everyone went back for seconds!
The salad seemed to be missing something.
This was fantastic and I don't know why! Just basic ingredients came together in a delicious way. Although I liked the idea of wilting the spinach in the colander by draining the pasta over it, in theory, it wasn't a good idea. I used my biggest colander and it wasn't big enough for the pasta and the full bag of Fresh Express fresh spinach. The pasta sat on top (I used linguine, btw, it's heft held up well with this dish) and crushed the spinach and I had trouble separating it from itself once it was wilted. That's my only complaint. I'll just toss it on the tomato mixture and cover for a minute next time to wilt it though. NOTES to me: Used 2 cans petite diced tomatoes, sauted chopped onions with the garlic, added Italian seasoning and/or oregano, added 1/3 cup skim milk. Keeper file.
This is a great quick meal to whip up at short notice and is pretty healthy too. I always use turkey bacon instead (less greasy), and petite-cut canned tomatoes (less chunky). Add some mushrooms when you saute the garlic, for a bit of extra texture & flavor. Delicious!
I made this last night and my fiancee thought it was so good. I liked it because it was easy and had a lot of flavor. I improvised a little bit and used mini penne pasta, turkey bacon and added a big spoonful of sundried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms and grilled chicken. Very yummy!
Very good! I added Canadian bacon to make it a main dish without adding so much fat. It was all eaten quickly; thanks for a good recipe! (I also used whole wheat egg noodles.)
Made this last week and LOVED IT! I keep a gluten free diet so I used brown rice pasta. Made it for company and everyone liked it. Fast,simple and delicious
This is an excellent side for chicken or fish. i recommend using fresh tomatoes instead of canned and a little butter for more flavor. Make sure to toss in some seasoning like basil or oregano. Without it, this tends to be a little bland.
Loved this recipe. Cooked bacon, drained and then added garlic and a medium onion sliced very fine. Sauted for a couple fo minutes and then added about 2 tsp italian seasoning and 2 cans of tomatos for extra sauce. As tomatos heated stired in spinach and then as others suggested added 1 cup of parmesan cheese. Tossed pasta with sauce and my husband and I both agreed we would be hard pressed to find something this good at a restaurant.
My husband and I loved this recipe. I have made it twice. I used Canadian Bacon to make it even healthier and added grated Parmesan Cheese and pine nuts. This recipe is a great starting off place for many variations! I'd like to try it with shrimp and chicken and other vegetables. Thanks for a quick easy recipe.
Husband says 5 stars, son says 10 stars! My husband could not stop making OBSCENSE noises while eating this! It was very good and SO easy to make. I did add parmesan cheese to the dish before serving. Very tasty! Thank you Superman's mom!
Really good. Used maple bacon and sliced cherry tomatoes
This recipe was phenomenal! We used diced tomatoes with sweet onions and topped with a bit of parmesan cheese. I also drained the pan after cooking the bacon so that only a very small bit of bacon grease was left in the pan. Less calories, but still a great bacon taste. This will be going into our dinner regular rotation.
light and tasted healthy. seemed like it needed something extra (spice wise). would make again.
FANTASTIC RECIPE! My only changes were in amounts...I used a whole pound of bacon (grease drained), a 16oz. box of Rigatoni and 2 cans of garlic and olive oil diced tomatoes! My husband has been telling everyone we see about this dinner! It was SO fast and easy to prepare and my 1 and 3 year old kids loved it too! This is a keeper...can't make a mistake! THANK YOU for sharing it!!!!
Very tasty and quick. I followed the recipe exactly. I will be making this again.
This recipe was pretty good! I liked the bacon and spinach in it! Very good! I would make this again!
This was a big hit with everyone. I did add the feta cheese that was suggested, and it was a perfect addition.
Fabulous! I added a little red onion like some of the others. Then, topped with parmesan for an added flavor, and beautiful presention. This one is a keeper...
easy, really fresh, tasty! added a red bell pepper since I had it, and fresh tomatoes. cooked 1 bag of baby spinach, chopped, w the sauce for a minute as others suggested. omitted oil completely. I forgot the garlic, but it was still good!
I'm giving this 5 stars for taste and how easy it was to make. There is a lot of flavor here for so few ingredients. The only change I made was to not use the oil. Next time I will add fresh basil to it. Thanks for sharing Jean.
I fixed this for dinner tonight and it was really good. I did drain some of the bacon grease and sauted about 1/2 cup diced onion with the garlic but other than that followed the recipe to a T. My husband liked it so that is a plus. I will definitely make this again. It still needs a little something...maybe some kind of cheese or some spices for more flavor...so I will experiment.
Oh my Gosh! This was fabulous! My fiance and I had leftover pasta from lasagna and leftover fresh spinach and this was amazing! I just cut up the lasagna and heated it (I wilted the spinach with plain boiling water). I also used diced tomatoes seasoned with Garlic, Basil, & Oregano and took another reviewer's advice and topped it with feta (I used garlic & herb flavored crumbles). There was barely any left for me to bring to work today because we ate so much!!!
Pretty good. The only thing I did different was use wheat penne pasta. I am one who very rarly (almost NEVER) salts my food, but this needed a bit of salt added to it. It was a little bland. I never would have guessed that a recipe with bacon would have needed salt added. Over all good and I will make this again.
I got this recipe the other day and had to try it. It was fantastic! My three year old grandson ate it, all of it including the spinach. My husband kept going back for more and my daughter loved it also, which is saying a lot. The only thing I did differently was used seasoned diced tomatoes instead of just plain. I believe I used the oregano, basil and garlic, since I could not find the Italian seasoned. Spectacular! Not only does it taste good but is easy to make.
This was great. I used turkey bacon (twice the amount) and added crab (imitation- 6oz), crushed red pepper, and some other spices to flavor it up. I wilted the spinach in the bacon pan before cooking the sauce, and skipped the olive oil altogether. Next time I will make sure I have some fresh basil on-hand, and I will add a small can of tomato sauce, but it was great as is, with some parm cheese sprinkled on top.
Very good, and easy to make. I had everything on hand, except the spinach. I used green beans, because that's the only green veggie I had on hand. I know it sounds weird, but it was actually pretty tasty. I used radiatori instead of penne, because that's what I happened to have. I also added basil, garlic salt and topped it with grated parmesan. **update** 6/5/08 ** I made this again but this time exactly as written. My husband said the bacon grease made him feel 'nasty'. I think I must have drained the bacon the first time I made it because he liked it then.
This was just ok for us. It felt like it was missing something.
So simple and delicious! Great recipe.
The only thing I added was mushrooms to add more veggies and fiber. It is absolutely DELICIOUS!
Great recipe. Try it with white wine and pancetta (Italian bacon) instead of regular bacon.
Tried this the other day and it was incredible! Everyone loved it. I did double the bacon, because I couldn't resist... :)
Excellent dish! I subbed garlic and onion powders for the garlic (my stomach can't handle full-strength garlic). My husband didn't like the smell of it cooking, but devoured at least two full bowls, and then the left-overs. It was delicious!
I added a few extras at the end, couldnt help myself, but probably pretty good as written also.
This was very quick and simple to prepare. I did add additional ingredients to give this dish even more flavor! In place of the canned tomatoes I used chopped sun dried tomatoes in oil, cut up red roasted peppers and added grated fresh parmesan before serving. Next time I will use turkey bacon in place of regular.
Very good dish. I added mushrooms and topped it with some mozzarella. I recommend finishing this the night you make it, the leftovers were only so-so.
This was so easy and so good. Made just as written, using turkey bacon. My husband, who loves spinach, bacon and tomatoes, was all over this one!
Good but lacked rich flavor, slightly dissapointed.
This was pretty good. Thanks.
A great quick recipe to use fresh garden bounty. I used two large beefsteak tomatoes chopped instead of the canned tomatoes, topped with fresh grated Romano cheese and crusted sourdough toast.
This was quick, simple, fresh tasting and delicious. I prepared this recipe as written with the exception of added Feta cheese and loved it. It's great as is, but has endless possibilities for variations. This is ranking high in my favorite pasta recipe collection.
this was delicious and so easy! we added mushrooms to the topping and it made it that much better.
Absolutely fantastic and easy to make. Got asked for the recipe from a few friends too! Made one batch minus the bacon for a vegetarian friend. It was good but still missing a bit of flavor in my opinion
Delicious! I didn't use the olive oil. First cooked the bacon (about 7 or 8 pieces), then set the grease aside and used as needed. I sauteed onion, garlic and mushrooms, then added the spinach, then the tomatoes & feta cheese, which gave it a nice touch. Definitely a keeper!
This was a great dish - quick, easy, cheap, and arguably healthy. I did drain most of the bacon fat and wilted the spinich w/ the sauce. I will definitely make again.