Garlic Tomato Pasta
Impress your date with this rich and savory Garlic Tomato Pasta. Made with 7 simple ingredients, the bites of juicy tomatoes, bacon, and fresh basil are satisfying and don’t lack any flavor.
- 8 oz. pasta
- 2 slices bacon chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
- 2 cups spinach
- 14 oz. whole canned tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoon parmesan cheese optional, for garnish
- red pepper flakes optional, for garnish
Cook pasta according to the package instructions; drain and set aside.
While the water is boiling for the pasta, add the bacon to a large skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy; use a slotted spoon to remove it, reserving the bacon grease.
Add the grape tomatoes, garlic and basil to the skillet and sauté for 2 minutes, then add in the spinach and canned tomatoes and stir for 1 minute until the spinach is wilted.
Once the pasta is cooked, add it to the skillet, along with the bacon, and stir to combine. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (optional), and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
*Calories are per serving and are an estimation; serving size is 2-4. If you're eating this as a full meal, it's 2, but if you're serving this with a side salad or roasted veggies, it'll serve 4 people
*Can use pancetta instead of bacon; can use kale or arugula instead of spinach; can sub gluten free pasta if you prefer
Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1915IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg