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Linguine with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Linguine with Garlic Sauce Recipe

On a chilly evening, this creamy pasta toss is sure to please. It’s rich and flavorful with smoky bacon, fresh spinach and toasted pine nuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • 2. In the drippings, saute spinach and onion until spinach is wilted and onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the milk, cream cheese, butter, salt, nutmeg and pepper; stir until smooth. Stir in pine nuts and bacon; heat through. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 547 calories, 32 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 595 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Linguine with Garlic Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"We added Parmesan cheese to this and it made the meal!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"This was good with a really rich sauce. The pine nuts added something different and I served with grated Parmesan which added a lot to the flavor. Garlic bread and salad makes a complete meal."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"We used almonds instead of pine nuts because we're poor and it was still way good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"LOVED IT! total keeper :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"This is a definite keeper! Will be making this quite often."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"My family loves this recipe. I hadn't made it for a long time, and I was making a different dish, and he was disappointed that it wasn't this one. On occasion, I've added shrimp to it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"My family really liked this. I used walnuts since pine nuts are so expensive"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"I have made this recipe too many times to count. I love it! It is easy and comes out just like the picture shows. If you want to impress your family or guest, this is the way to go."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"This is one of my husband's favorite dishes. Which is nice that it is fast and easy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

"I love this recipe-we use it often--the pine nuts add a lot"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"Didn't think this was that spectacular. Didn't have much flavor."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.