Spinach & Garlic Penna Pasta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

My husband loves this pasta dish. The spinach and bacon seem to compliment each other.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan to keep warm.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp; remove bacon to a plate with paper towels to drain.
  3. Remove and discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  4. Reheat frying pan; add butter and olive oil and heat.
  5. Stir in garlic until aromatic.
  6. Add spinach, stirring until spinach is cooked.
  7. Add pasta and stir until blended.
  8. Remove from heat and transfer onto individual serving plates.
  9. Scatter bacon over top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I enjoyed this recipe. I used frozen spinach instead of fresh. The serving size says 4 but it served our 6.

Audrey Chapman October 19, 2002

A really tasty, light dinner. I used fresh baby spinach and proscuitto instead of the bacon since that is what I had in the fridge. I also added a tiny bit of fresh cracked black pepper. I will make this many times. Thanks for the recipe, Dancer!

Malriah July 29, 2003

This was very nice! I had too little spinach in the end, but had to make do with what I had and it was very tasty anyway. I didn't use the butter as I thought there was enough fat from the oil. It was very tasty and you are right, the bacon and spinach, surprisingly, complimented each other well. Thank you for a great dinner!

Luschka November 13, 2007

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