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Archive for April 15th, 2009

Penne with Bacon, Spinach & Tomatoes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Penne Pasta with Bacon & Spinach


350 g penne pasta

3 Tablespoons olive oil

8 Thick slices of Smoked bacon, chopped

2 garlic cloves – finely chopped

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 tsp sugar

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

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Parmesan Shavings to Garnish


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add the penne pasta, & 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 for 5-10 minutes until slightly reduced, add a tsp of sugar to balance the flavour.

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, a

nd the bacon and tomato mixture.

Serve with Parmesan Shavings.

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