BLT Pasta

This is a quick meal that can be put together quickly in the skillet.  And it isn’t really BLT, but I liked how that sounded more.  I used bacon, spinach, olives, and sun dried tomatoes.  All things I had on hand!

Timing is important since I used the hot pasta to wilt the spinach, but you could always toss the spinach in the pan on low-medium heat if your timing is a little off.

Ingredients:
-1 Pound of Pasta
-4 Slices of Thick Cut Bacon
-2 Cloves Garlic, minced
-1/4 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
-1 Bunch of Fresh Spinach Leaves
-1 Handful of Olives, sliced

Fry the bacon in the skillet on medium heat.  While cooking, boil water and cook the pasta al dente according to package directions.

When bacon is done cooking, remove the bacon and drain off most of the fat out of the pan except for a few tablespoons.

Toss in the garlic and cook for a minute.  Add sun dried tomatoes and olives to warm up.    Crumble bacon into the skillet and reduce heat to low.

Place spinach in a collander.

Drain the hot pasta over the spinach.

Pour the pasta and spinach into the skillet and stir to coat and mix ingredients.
Serve immediately and enjoy!




5 thoughts on “BLT Pasta

  1. Just A Smidgen

    16 Jun on 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Such a pretty pasta.. and the colors are definitely an Italian spin! This is perfect for my kids.. I love the addition of spinach, my favorite ingredient! xo Smidge

  2. Judy @Savoring Today

    17 Jun on 2012 at 10:06 am

    Mmm, I like this. The flavors are a perfect combo and it is a quick meal to prepare–good one.

  3. pinkpolkadotfood

    17 Jun on 2012 at 10:15 am

    It really looks delicious! I am very fond of sundried tomatoes!

  4. Karen

    17 Jun on 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I think that it really is a BLT pasta dish. Bacon…check, spinach…if not lettuce, I use it in salads so check, tomatoes…check. Great job!

  5. sybaritica

    18 Jun on 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Can’t go wrong with bacon and pasta… I love your recipe. It’s a good one to riff on…