Pasta With Spinach, Chickpeas, and Bacon

Recipe by sherininja
READY IN: 12mins




  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to instructions on the box, minus a minute or two.
  • When done save 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain the rest- keep in a colander.
  • Pour the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat. . Add the bacon pieces and cook for 3 minutes or until they begin to render their fat. Toss in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes.
  • Dump in chickpeas and stir to coat. Then add the spinach leaves, and cook until wilted. Season with a pinch of salt and add a half a cup or so of the pasta cooking water.
  • When the spinach is wilted, add pasta to the pan with spinach and chick peas. Cook, stirring constantly, for a minute or two.
  • Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese, and serve.
  • I actually removed the bacon before eating, wanted to add the flavor but avoid some of the calories.