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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


  • 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


  • 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

1-1/2 cups: 547 calories, 32g fat (15g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 595mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 239191
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 92686
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."

ltwall User ID: 7005348 92439
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

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

UniversityGirl User ID: 7240384 64454
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"LOVED IT! total keeper :)"

mtorres3 User ID: 1346747 111782
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

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

shera323 User ID: 175959 64452
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."

mom2my3angels User ID: 4289433 142437
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

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

thomas93514 User ID: 975757 142435
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."

jmf1029 User ID: 1537151 84934
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

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

cpmassage User ID: 2652885 92685
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

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

scrambledwithcheese User ID: 1233902 159606
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

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

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