Thursday, June 24, 2010

Linguine with Bacon, Spinach and Sage

I usually don't try recipes from the back of boxes.  Something about them doesn't sit well with me.

Seeing as I'm on a quest to use up stuff in my pantry, this recipe was actually appealing to me.  Spinach; check.  Bacon; check.  Pasta; check!  And, I had homemade chicken broth ready to be used up too.

The ingredients made me do it.  Honest.  

Linguine with Bacon, Spinach and Sage - Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
{Print Recipe}

1/2 box Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Linguine
1/4 lb. bacon
1 onion, diced
1 C chicken broth/stock
3 T fresh sage leaves, chopped (or dried, to taste)
1/2 lb. spinach leaves, washed and trimmed
salt and pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese, garnish

Cook pasta according to directions.

Meanwhile, cook bacon until crispy. The least-messy way I know for cooking bacon is to do so in the mircowave!

Cover a microwave safe plate with a paper towel. Then, spread the bacon over the paper towel.

Cover with a second paper towel.

Cook for 1-2 minutes at a time, until bacon reaches desired crispness.

Heat chicken broth and sage in a skillet, simmer for 1-2 minutes.  Add in onion.  Simmer until onion is tender.

Then, add in spinach, heating until just wilted.

Stir in drained linguine.

Then, toss in bacon.

Serve topped with Parmesan cheese, if desired.



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  1. This looks and sounds delicious (and easy too!).

    I've got your steak fajitas in the crock pot right now. They smell divine and we can't wait for dinner!

  2. This looks delicious! Of course anything with bacon has to be good. I'll definitely try this as I have most of the ingredients already, except for the fresh spinach. Yum!

  3. Yum, I love anything with bacon! This seems easy and delicious.

  4. yummy bacon. I haven't had bacon in months and months and months. Aren't you glad you made that recipe from the back of the box. It sure looks tasty.

  5. Yum! Looks tasty. It seems to me that in your effort to use up your last pantry items over the next few months, you are still going to be cooking delicious and creative meals.

  6. Sounds wonderful, going into my to make folder. Thanks.

  7. I'm usually wary of box recipes also, but with bacon and pasta can you ever really go wrong? Looks delicious.

  8. I ONLY cook bacon in the microwave. One trick so you don't have to keep on checking. You keep the bacon in the microwave 1 minute per slice. So if you have 3 slices, it's 3 minutes. Works EVERY TIME.


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