Bacon Spinach Pasta never tasted so good. This Bacon Spinach Rigatoni is a perfect blend of pasta, bacon and vegetables. Easily made in less than 30 minutes, you will find yourself making this recipe often.
Bacon and spinach surround the rigatoni pasta and are seasoned with spices and Parmesan cheese. A perfect weeknight pasta recipe idea.
This week I have been enjoying watching Masterchef and Food Fighters. I love that these shows are on weeknights since my other shows are on hiatus. If you have not seen the shows, they both give an opportunity for home cooks to compete.
In Masterchef they compete against each other and in Food Fighters, they compete against experienced chefs. I love seeing all the great variations of recipes that they come up within just a few minutes’ time. I am sometimes inspired by the cooking shows and I like to try my own version of what they are making.
Since it is Bacon month, today I am sharing a simple Bacon Spinach pasta recipe. I made this with rigatoni, but you could substitute other pasta, such as spaghetti, ziti or macaroni.
It is perfect for weeknights because it comes together pretty quickly. For more great pasta recipes, try these other favorites from Organized Island.
Ham and Spinach Pasta – Ham and Pasta come together in this quick meal idea.
Bacon Gouda Pasta – A delicious chicken pasta made with Gouda cheese. So delicious!
Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese – An easy crockpot pasta recipe that does not require pre-boiling of the pasta. So good and so easy!
One-Pot Beef Pasta – A delicious pasta recipe with ground beef and vegetables made in a single pan.
Southwestern Taco Pasta – made on the stovetop in a single skillet with a little heat for a wonderful dinner idea.
Keep in mind that the spinach cooks really fast, so you have to be careful not to overcook it.
The result is a tasty pasta dish that is filling but still light at the same time, because there is not rich heavy sauce. I do not salt the pasta because there is plenty of salt offered in the bacon bits.
Bacon Spinach Rigatoni
Bacon Spinach Rigatoni
- 4 cups dry rigatoni pasta
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- 10 strips bacon cooked and drained
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 cup pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Chop cooked bacon into bits.
2. Wash spinach and cut off stems. Drain on paper towels.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add spinach and cook for about 1 minute.
4. Add pasta to skillet. Top with parmesan cheese, oregano, pepper and bacon.
5. Mix together until blended and serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
What is your favorite spinach dish?
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