Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cook penne pasta and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a big skillet, cook the bacon. (If you’re using real bacon, you’ll need to drain most of the extra grease off.) Set the cooked bacon aside on a plate and crumble once cool.
  • In the leftover fat and 1 T of the garlic butter, sauté the garlic and onion over medium-low until very well browned, 20-30 min.
  • Add mushrooms, season with garlic salt, and cook until reduced, 10 or so minutes.
  • Add the spinach and cook over medium for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Mix together the pasta, bacon and the sautéed vegetables in a large serving bowl.
  • In the still hot pan, melt the remaining T of garlic butter. Add flour and make a paste.
  • Add a couple of ounces of half and half and stir well until no lumps remain. Slowly add the rest of the half and half, stirring constantly.
  • Once smooth, boil 30 to 60 seconds until just slightly thickened, still stirring constantly.
  • Add the parmesan to the sauce and stir just until melted.
  • Pour sauce over pasta, bacon and veggie combo, and mix well.
  • Serve with additional parmesan cheese if desired.

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  • Good4U 4 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    penley ate it and said...
    awsome
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  • windy1950 3 years ago
    This sounds fabulous, Irishmama, and I plan to make this very soon. I'm curious, though, what are the package weights of the pasta, mushrooms and spinach?
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    " It was excellent "
    SadiesMom ate it and said...
    Loved this - have made it twice now. The second time I doubled the sauce recipe, added 3 more slices of bacon and used the whole bag of spinach. There were still no leftovers! YUM!
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  • pleclare 4 years ago
    Sounds fantastic!
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Once again forgot to leave a rating!
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    This was DELICIOUS pasta!!! I did add some chicken to it b/c oh husband and it was PERFECT!! Bacon in pasta is genius (sp?)! Thanks so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    BanannieSplit ate it and said...
    as yummy as the picture looks
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    " It was excellent "
    jennyzzz ate it and said...
    Ridiculously delicious. I'm drooling just thinking about making it again.
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    How wonderful....delicious.
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    This is my kind of recipe!! ^5!!
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    " It was excellent "
    maywest ate it and said...
    yummy thats what this one is, i am going to make this tomorow when we have guest for lunch. I know this will go over way better than grilled cheese and tomato soup. at least for me it will this earns a 5 from me. thanks for this one.
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  • jukesgrrl 5 years ago
    This is a keeper! I made it at my mother's house and had to leave out the mushrooms since she won't eat them. But it was delish in spite of their absence -- even The Picky One asked for seconds. I'll use them when I make it again and next time it will have to be a double recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    leru ate it and said...
    I cooked it tonight and everyone LOVED it! It was better than I was expecting it to be. Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    leru ate it and said...
    Oh, that sounds just perfect! This is what I was looking for! I'm gonna cook it tonight! :) Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    This looks awesome! I will definitely have to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing. - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Well it looks like I have two foodies to thank for showing me this wonderful dish.
    Thank you Pinkpasta for forwarding it to me and thank you Irishmama,for the creating such a beautiful Spinach Bacon And Parmesan Pasta Recipe I love the creaminess of the dish and that extra aromatic quality from the bacon.
    High Five
    Michael
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    This is a very delicious dish...I can tell by the ingreds and the pic.
    Bookmarking, and giving you those well deserved 5 forks!
    Thanks! :D
    Debbie
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  • alyssa3503 6 years ago
    This is one of the best recipes i have ever used. I love it!
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  • scpepccee 6 years ago
    YUM! I will try it soon...Thanks :)
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