Bacon & Tomato Spaghetti Recipe

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Bacon & Tomato Spaghetti Recipe
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Bacon & Tomato Spaghetti Recipe

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4.5 85 79
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Our summer-perfect pasta features baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and crisp bacon tossed with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Sauté tomatoes in drippings until tender. Drain spaghetti; stir into skillet. Add the spinach, bacon, vinaigrette, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Tomato Spaghetti in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p13

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 409 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 833mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Sauté tomatoes in drippings until tender. Drain spaghetti; stir into skillet. Add the spinach, bacon, vinaigrette, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Tomato Spaghetti in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p13

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evskid User ID: 5748137 272805
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2017

"Made it just as written with the exception of not adding the salt (dietary restrictions and enough in the bacon to flavour) ... didn't have commercial balsamic vinegairette so made my own. This was delicious ... a nice light alternative to traditional tomato sauce. Was a great meal for a warm day when everyone is tired of BBQ fare. Will definitely make it again!!"

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Tara User ID: 9031719 259540
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"Great idea. I added some sauteed sweet onions. And used angel hair pasta. I didn't have fresh spinach so I added asparagus instead, it was amazing. I also only had a balsamic glaze, so I used my pork chop sauce recipe which is balsamic glaze, honey, thyme and garlic. It's one of my new favorite recipes!"

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arkaplinger User ID: 4995500 256063
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

"My husband and I LOVED this! I served it with a wedge salad and some garlic bread. Will definitely be making it again!"

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LindaFS User ID: 7726166 245416
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"This is a great recipe - so quick and simple to prepare and it is easy to tweak it to your personal preference. I love the addition of healthy greens. I used baby spinach, chard and kale. I saut?ed onion and garlic first, added a tablespoon of tomato paste and then 2 jars of home canned tomatoes along with the cherry tomatoes and bacon. I served this to a group of friends and it was a well received. Thank you for posting the recipe."

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CaroleeHen User ID: 7681287 235612
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"We loved it. We had a lot of cherry tomatoes to finish. This was perfect."

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mslar82 User ID: 8444083 235309
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"This recipe was amazing. So tasty. The bacon is a plus. I certainly will make this again and I will pass on this recipe."

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hjberube User ID: 2027632 233857
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"Tasted great until I added the balsamic vinaigrette -- I love it as a salad dressing, but didn't care for it in this recipe. I may try regular Italian dressing next time, or just use extra parmesan cheese for flavor."

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mrssmb06 User ID: 8453157 232563
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"Was delicious"

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jblunt4 User ID: 1506399 232533
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"My family and I really like this ! I doubled this for my family of 5 and also used fettuccine noodles and added sliced baby portobella mushrooms to this. I will definitely make this again"

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 232250
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

"I prepared this recipe for lunch today and give it a thumbs up. Delicious. It was easy to prepare and we loved it. Please don't confuse the balsamic vinaigrette for balsamic vinegar. It is not vinegar but a salad dressing. Big difference. We will be having this delicious dish again. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

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