Monday, March 26, 2007

RC: Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

We substituted rigatoni for penne pasta and served it with jalapeno/cheese bread and kiwis.

Sabrina 7
Hunter 5
Corrine 10

Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place bacon in the skillet, and cook until browned and crisp. Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through.
Place the spinach into a colander, and drain the hot pasta over it so it is wilted. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and toss with the remaining olive oil, and the bacon and tomato mixture.


Mandi said...

That looks so yummy, I wish that I could make it! Jake dislikes spinach!

Marey said...

Yummy! It all looks so good!!!!