Pasta with Bacon, Spinach and Breadcrumbs Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with Bacon, Spinach and Breadcrumbs recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with Bacon, Spinach and Breadcrumbs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by holarosa

Makes 4 servings



from Mark Bittman's 10-ingredient shopping list on nytimes.com

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Bacon, Spinach and Breadcrumbs

1/4 pound turkey bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and slivered
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 pound spinach, washed and trimmed
1 pound spaghetti
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Bacon, Spinach and Breadcrumbs

  1. 1. Put the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until it begins to brown and renders fat. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. 2. Add the garlic to the bacon fat, and cook, stirring occasionally until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the breadcrumbs and red pepper flakes, if using, and continue cooking and stirring until the garlic is lightly crisp and the breadcrumbs are just golden. Remove the garlic and breadcrumbs from the pan and set aside.

  3. 3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Cook the spinach until it?s soft, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the spinach from the pan with a slotted spoon or small strainer, drain well, chop and set aside. Using the same pot of boiling water, cook the pasta.

  4. 4. While the pasta cooks, add the oil to the skillet and warm over medium-low heat. Add the drained spinach and toss well with the oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the spinach is warm add the bacon, garlic and breadcrumbs back to the pan and mix well.

  5. 5. When the pasta is done, drain it and add it to the skillet with the spinach, bacon, garlic and breadcrumbs; toss until well combined. If the mixture is dry, drizzle with a bit of olive oil; adjust the seasonings, and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you like.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 271.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
584
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.9g
21%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
107mg
36%
Sodium
946mg
39%
Potassium
762mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
86.3g
29%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
27.2g
Vitamin A 163% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 23% Iron 43%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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