Thursday, March 19

Bacon Florentine Pasta

Traveling through Italy taught me how quick and easy it is to cook pasta with fresh ingredients. Of course sitting at a side walk trattoria off of the Piazza Narvona gives GREAT inspiration! If you've never cooked with fresh spinach you will be surprised at how much it wilts and cooks down - so don't be intimidated by the 3 cups used in this recipe. Top this pasta dish with a couple of grilled chicken breasts, or the oh so very Italian bistecca, and you've got one fantastic speedy meal! ENJOY!

Bacon Florentine Pasta
Bacon Spaghetti Florentine is a quick and easy pasta dinner made with your favorite pasta, bacon, spinach, onions, garlic, and a mixture of Italian cheeses.
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  • 12 ounce package any style pasta
  • 6 slices of center cut bacon
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Italian cheeses (Mozzarella, Parmesan, Asiago)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Italian parsley, optional

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain, except for about 1 tablespoon bacon fat.
  • Add onion and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes until softened. Add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the spinach and stir for about 2 or 3 minutes until it is wilted.
  • Add shredded cheese and cream, and toss to evenly distribute ingredients.
  • Top with Italian parsley if you choose.
  • Serve!


  1. My peeps love this pasta dish! Thanks for the recipe!...although not so thankful for the fuel to my already flaming current case of wanderlust. ;) Ahhh...Italia....

  2. This looks and sounds so delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm now following you by
    Bloglovin. Have a nice weekend.
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

    1. Thanks so much Julie! I'll have to go check out your blog as well. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  3. YUMMY! I loved Italy...the food...the wine...the people...Take me back! :) And yes all their recipes are so simple using all fresh ingredients. The BEST!

    1. Oh Kathleen me too! I am so ready to go back to Italia! My husband was singing his favorite aria last night. I caught the word Sorrento, and I was gone!

  4. Yum, this is something my family could get into! Pinning and adding to a future meal plan, for sure!

    1. Hope your family enjoys Renee! Thanks for stopping by TDC.

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