Recipe Save: Creamy Bacon Spinach Pesto Pasta

Origin:  Modified recipe found online
Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 5 ounces spinach (1 bag)
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound whole wheat fettuccine
  • ½ cup pesto
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan

Preparation

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy.
  2. Remove bacon pieces.
  3. Toss garlic in rendered bacon grease and cook until softened.
  4. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  5. Add milk, salt and pepper and bring to boil.
  6. Add fettuccine into boiling mixture and cover.
  7. Cook fettuccine on medium heat until milk thickens and pasta is cooked (about 7 minutes).
  8. Mix back in the bacon. Stir in the pesto and Parmesan.
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