Ingredients

How to make it

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
  • Mince the garlic for the bread crumbs in a food processor, add the cubed bread, and process until coarse.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium: add crumbs and toast until golden, 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and set aside.
  • Saute the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook until crisp, then drain on paper-towel. Pour off all but 1 T. drippings.
  • Caramelize the tomatoes and sugar in the drippings over medium heat.
  • Cook until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the leeks, saute until wilted, 3-4 minutes.
  • Deglaze with wine; simmer until liquid is nearly evaporated.
  • Add the broth, vinegar, and pepper flakes and simmer until reduced by 1/3, about 5 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions.
  • Add the spinach, thyme, and bacon pieces to the sauce.
  • Transfer the cooked pasta from the pot to the pan using tongs.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Season with salt, then transfer to large serving platter or individual plates.
  • Sprinkle with garlic bread crumbs before serving.

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  • brite1 5 years ago
    Sounds yummy, am away to shop to get stuff and home to make this meal for my family tonight, thank you :)
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    this is right up my alley, I give it a 5
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    After buying bacon & tomatoes at Costco this weekend - 4 POUNDS of bacon at a time! - this one's on the menu for this week!
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    This is a super recipe! Just fabulous!
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  • turtle66 6 years ago
    This looks good "SAVED" TY,
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh wow - this makes me hungry just thinking about it. Great recipe....I cannot wait to make it. You know, if I had the spinach, I could make it tonight. Yummm....I like the sound of that! Great offering - thanks so much...
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    " It was excellent "
    waterlily ate it and said...
    This sounds fabulous! Did you know that Hormel now offers a "Natural Choice" bacon that is sodium nitrite free?
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Yummy. Great recipe here. Thanks for sharing.
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