Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

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Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

Prep 10 m

Cook 15 m

Ready In 25 m

4 Servings

517 Calories


"This is a quick light meal. Wilted spinach, bacon and tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta. Good for any season and will complement anything."

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  1. 1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta

  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  3. 6 slices bacon, chopped

  4. 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  5. 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  6. 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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