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bacon sundried tomato pasta with spinach and cream
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5 from 1 vote

Pasta with bacon, sundried tomatoes, spinach and cream

An easy, delicious combination in this pasta dish that's perfect for any night.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion, Italian
Servings: 3 or 2 large
Calories: 731kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz pasta 340g, approx - suggest something that will hold the sauce like cavatelli or orecchiette
  • 4 slices smoked bacon approx, or 5 if thin/small
  • ½ onion
  • 2 cloves garlic or 2 if large
  • 1 ½ oz sundried tomatoes 42g, approx 12 pieces
  • 2 oz spinach 55g
  • ½ cup heavy cream 120ml, double cream
  • ¼ cup water 60ml/10g approx, from the pasta cooking
  • Parmesan to serve

Instructions

  • Unless you have quick cooking pasta, set your pasta to cook while you make the sauce. Once it has cooked, drain but reserve the pasta water and cover the pasta to keep warm.
  • Soak the sundried tomatoes in boiling water while you cook everything else (unless they are in oil in which case skip this step and just slice).
  • Cut the bacon in relatively thin slices. Warm a large skillet/frying pan or saute pan over a medium-heat and add the bacon, stirring now and then to avoid it sticking too much and so it cooks on both sides.
  • While it's cooking, dice the onion and garlic relatively finely. Slice the sundried tomatoes and roughly chop the spinach.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the bacon once it is starting to brown, around 5 mins.
  • Once the onion has softened, another 5 min or so, add the cream, the little bit of pasta water, sliced tomatoes and spinach.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the spinach wilts down then add the pasta and stir through well so the pasta is well covered with the sauce. Add a little more pasta water if needed.
  • Serve, topped with some freshly grated parmesan.

Nutrition

Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 958mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2480IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3.4mg