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.