In medium pan, heat sauce thoroughly; set aside. Thoroughly wash spinach in cold water; remove and discard stems. Tear spinach leaves coarsely; set aside. In large skillet, cook bacon til crisp; drain fat. In same skillet, sauté garlic and onion til tender. Add beans, cook over low heat til heated through, stirring occasionally. Add spinach to skillet; cover and cook just til spinach is wilted. Spoon heated sauce over hot pasta. Top with bean and spinach mixture; toss to coat well. Serves 6
These pasta shapes are the perfect receptacles for this dish’s riches. Bacon provides a smoky essence; spinach mellows when cooked.