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creamy pasta with spinach and crispy bacon

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kathy Williams
Rock Hill, SC

One of my family's favorites. I pare it with a ceasar salad and crusty garlic bread.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy pasta with spinach and crispy bacon

  • 3
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 oz
  • 3 clove
    garlic crushed
  • 1 lb
    fresh spinach, washed, stems removed
  • 3/4 lb
  • 1 c
    pasta water

How To Make creamy pasta with spinach and crispy bacon

  • 1
    Whisk together eggs and parmesan cheese in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Cut bacon into 1 inch strips. Heat skillet and cook bacon until some fat has rendered and almost done. Add smashed garlic cloves and stir and cook until bacon is crisp.Reserve half bacon set aside. Add fresh spinach and cook til it has wilted.
  • 3
    Cook pasta, before drianing reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Whisking continously add some of the hot pasta water to the egg mixture. Toss the hot pasta, with the egg mixture, and then the bacon/garlic/spinach mixture adding more hot pasta water to coat everything in a creamy sauce. Serve with grated parmesan and remaining bacon.

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