Pasta, Bacon & Spinach Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Hot salad. Also nice cold the next day if you have leftovers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 125 g reduced-fat bacon, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 shallots, chopped
  • 300 g penne pasta, cooked
  • 150 g baby spinach leaves
  • 90 g low fat tasty cheese, grated
  • 12 cup ww caesar salad dressing
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges (optional)


  1. Coat a large fry pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat and add the bacon, garlic and shallots.
  3. Cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  4. To the pan, add the pasta spinach and cook until the spinach is just wilted.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Stir in the cheese and dressing.
  7. Serve garnished with the lemon wedges if desired.
  8. This is good for lunch cold as well if you have leftovers.


Most Helpful

Excellent one dish meal. Used 2 cloves garlic and tsp red pepper flakes. The cheese I used was smoked gouda and added a bit of the pasta water which kept it moist. Great way to use ingredients you already have.

msrico1 September 02, 2012

Great recipe! I had to keep pushing my husband out of the kitchen because he kept coming back for "one more sample". I used a blend of asiago and parm cheese along with Ken's Ceaser dressing. I also used Hormel real bacon bits because I didn't have time to cook the bacon up. Will definitely be adding this to my summer BBQ rotation.

Rhody Jo May 30, 2011

Nice recipe I will make again as it comes together so quickly! I used the lemon (YUM, always!), as well as using shredded asagio/romano/parm blend for the cheese I used Girard's light Caesar dressing. *Made for Sept. 2009 Aussie Swap Tag*

Mommy Diva October 04, 2009

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