Penne Pasta With Spinach and Bacon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I prefer cooked/wilted spinach over uncooked so this sound good. Posting for safe keeping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the penne pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Place bacon in the skillet, and cook until browned and crisp.
  5. Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through.
  7. Place the spinach into a colander, and drain the hot pasta over it so it is wilted.
  8. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and toss with the remaining olive oil, and the bacon and tomato mixture.


Most Helpful

very good. I skipped the oil as the bacon has enough fat in it to cook by itself; otherwise I followed the directions as written for a very easy and good dinner accompanied with salad. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ December 13, 2011

This is a wonderful tasting and easy to make dish! The spinach was just perfect using the hot pasta water - cooked but not mushy. I skipped the olive oil since the bacon has plenty of fat on its own, and drained the bacon grease before adding the tomatoes and garlic. My whole family devoured this. I could eat this as a meal in itself.

jaynine March 09, 2010

This was a quick and tasty dinner to put together. I cut the pasta in half but left the rest and got 3 servings. I used bacon from the "fancy" meat store we treat ourselves to on occasion and it was delicious in the pasta, not over powering or too salty. I would add some herbs next time. Made for PRMRT

momaphet October 13, 2013

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