Recipe: Bacon, Spinach, Alfredo Pasta

Recipe: Bacon, Spinach, Alfredo Pasta

I have been cooking up a storm lately. Be on the lookout for a lot of recipes coming your way. I want to expand my efforts in the kitchen so I have been making a lot of new recipes.

Alfredo sauce in just about any instance is always a great thing. I found a couple recipes online for an Alfredo sauce and just worked with I had in my pantry. It turned out as Bacon, Spinach Alfredo.

Let’s start with the ingredients and get working!

It turned out amazing! I am excited for you guys to try this.

Ingredients:
1 pound of pasta (fettuccine, angel hair, penne are my recommendations)
pasta water as needed
1/4 cup of butter
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 1/2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups of baby spinach
Optional: fresh spinach to top

How to:
– Prepare pasta according to the package
– Melt the butter in sauce pan over medium heat and add in garlic
– Add in 1/4 of pasta water and let cook for 1-2 min
– Add in your cream, salt and pepper and simmer for 2-3 min
– Whisk in slowly, your grated Parm. This should thicken up your sauce. Stir until melted 1-2 min.
– Add in your bacon and spinach until wilted slightly
– Add in drained pasta and combine
– Top with fresh spinach pieces, parsley, more parm (duh), and pepper

SO good.

Love,
Rachel xo

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11 Comments

  1. January 6, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Yum! Bacon and cream? Could it get any better?

  2. January 6, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    that bacon pic tho… yum! i am vehemently anti-bacon-in-any-meal because i can't stand not just eating it as a slice. i am really obsessed with bacon. this looks delish! i don't ever make alfredos… so i should try this one!
    ladies in navy

  3. January 6, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Looks fantastic! And I love the simplicity of it. (I am all about simplicity this year.) We will definitely be having this soon!

  4. January 6, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    YUM! I used to make a similar pasta that was one of my favorites for years before going dairy free. Perfect for our chilly nights!

  5. January 6, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    That is making me crave pasta now!

  6. January 6, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Looks like absolute perfection – love the addition of spinach to the alfredo.

    Happy New Year to you and yours. ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  7. January 6, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    Looks delicious. I do something similar called a Carbonara, but instead of tossing the pasta in creamy alfredo sauce, it is egg and cheese with the bacon (or pancetta) tossed in. <3

  8. January 7, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Reminds me of the Carbonara dish my Italian step-grandpa taught my parents to make! I don't eat grains so no pasta now, but now that I eat meat again I have made a variation with steamed cabbage instead and it's actually amazing. Adding spinach would be fun, too!

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