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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!

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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.

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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

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momaphet October 13, 2013

I used home grown silverbeet for this and also rice vermicelli instead of wheat pasta due to children with intolerances. It was a great success and very flavourful - I did not even have to add salt and pepper. Sliced ham went into it instead of bacon and also I scattered in a few mushies - all together a great dinner with some lunch leftovers.

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katew November 21, 2011

Wonderful meal in minutes, very easy. Made as written, except used 8 oz. tri-color rotini and wheels already on hand. The two of us devoured it all, the flavors merged excellently. I used one bag of prewashed baby spinach; next time I would use 2 bags as we really like our veggies. Used the pasta pot to mix the pasta before serving. Made for 1-2-3 Hits tag.

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KateL July 04, 2011

DH really enjoyed this dish. Me just a bit less because there was too much garlic for my taste. Instead of adding 1 tbs olive oil at the end, I added the same amount of bacon grease (which I removed from the pan earlier). Thanks AZPARZYCH :) Made for 123 hit wonders

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Boomette November 04, 2010

You've gotta love a dish that tastes great and can be on the table in 20 minutes! I was a bit worried that this would be bland but it really wasn't - the garlic and bacon really gave this fresh dish just the right amount of flavor. I used fettuccine, served with garlic bread and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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loof March 11, 2010
Penne Pasta With Spinach and Bacon