Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bacon and Spinach Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

Whole wheat, spinach, garlic, EVOO...these stuff are not only delicious but good for you. And a little sprinkle of bacon bits will not hurt you at all. Here's how you can enjoy this pasta, guilt-free.


200g whole wheat spaghetti pasta
200g fresh spinach
100g bacon, diced
1 head garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste
freshly shaved parmigiano reggiano, optional


Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain.

Cook the bacon in 1 tbsp EVOO until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.

Add 2 tbsp of EVOO to the bacon dripping and sautee the garlic for about 2 minutes on medium heat.
Deglaze the pan using 1/4 cup of wine. Simmer for a couple of minutes until the wine is reduced to about 1/8 of a cup.

Add the spinach and allow it to wilt.

Then, add the pasta and half of the bacon bits.

Lastly, season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, add the remaining bacon bits and freshly shaved parmigiano reggiano on top.

12 March 2012
Home-cooked Meal

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