BLT Pasta Recipe
This warm and delicious BLT Pasta recipe features pan-fried bacon, sauteed tomatoes, and spinach. Topped with garlic butter bread crumbs, it is a delicious comfort meal your family will love.
Servings: 6 people
6 quart stock pot
- 10 ounces Applewood Smoked Niman Ranch Bacon chopped
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 3 cups spinach
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
Garlic Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1 tbsp butter
Add hot water to the stock pot to boil pasta. I typically fill my 6 qt stockpot halfway with water.
Add chopped bacon to a large skillet and cover the pan loosely with foil to prevent grease spatter from going all over.
Once the pasta water is boiling, place penne into the pan and cook until al dente.
Cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Once bacon is crisp, turn off heat, and use tongs to move it to a paper towel-lined plate.
Add tomatoes to the pan add salt & pepper. Cook using the bacon grease until tomatoes burst-about 2 minutes.
Add spinach to the pan and cook over low heat.
Strain pasta and add it to the skillet with the tomatoes, and spinach.
Stir pasta, spinach, and tomato--add in bacon
Leftovers can be refrigerated and heated in the microwave until warmed. This recipe is best consumed within 3 days.
Chopped onion may be added to this recipe after the bacon has been removed.
You can additionally use arugula instead of spinach.
Parmesan or Romano cheeses would make a lovely topping.
A large sheet of heavy duty foil over the skillet will keep grease spatter from going all over.
Nutritional values are meant to be a guide and may not be accurate.
Serving: 1portion | Calories: 532cal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2139IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg