Bacon and Greens Pasta

I love a great recipe that is quick and easy with just a few ingredients that pack big flavor. This is one of those recipes that has just that, it has big flavor and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This recipe calls for greens, and we have several different kind of greens in our garden that I have used in this recipe, kale, mustard greens, collards and spinach. All of the greens are good with just one or mixed together, but today I am using some fresh spinach with some cherry tomatoes that came from the garden this morning.

Bacon and Greens Pasta

Bacon and Greens Pasta at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Bacon and Greens Pasta
Miz Helen's Kitchen
8 ounces cooked Penne Pasta
6 to 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
8 ounces greens,chopped or whole
3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
1 medium size onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions
In a large skillet,cook the bacon crisp, remove the bacon and set aside to drain on a paper towel.
Pour 1/2 of the rendered bacon fat out of the skillet, keeping the other 1/2 in the skillet.
In the rendered hot bacon fat saute the onion until clear and add the garlic.
Add the balsamic vinegar, salt, and peppers stirring.
Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes begin to burst and release their moisture.
Add the greens and cook on medium until wilted.
Add the chopped basil mix well.
Add the cooked and drained pasta and toss until blended.
Add the crumbled bacon and toss.
Add the cheese and toss.
Serve hot.
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This Is A Very Flavorful Blend of Vegetables and Spice

Bacon and Greens Pasta at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Toss With The Pasta

Bacon and Greens Pasta at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve In Just A Few Minutes

Bacon and Greens Pasta at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


I like to serve this pasta with a nice green tossed salad and garlic bread, it is a great meal that is on the table in a flash. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend time with us today and sure hope you will come back soon!
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  1. Looks delicious!! Visiting from the Treasure box tuesday and following! Thanks!

  2. oh yeah throw in some bacon and we are in love

  3. It looks fantastic. And how can you go wrong with bacon?

  4. This is so healthy eating, would love if you share this amazing recipe on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks Maria

  5. What a lovely looking pasta recipe, Miz Helen, and your Bacon and Greens Pasta sounds so wholesome too. I love that you have used the balsamic vinegar as well as some lively spice in this dish. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned and will tweet too :-)

  6. I love recipes that make use of what's in the garden. Bacon and greens are a great duo...I never would have thought to toss them with pasta.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week, Miz Helen!

  7. Looks so good! Pinned. We appreciate you being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  8. This looks so good, Miz Helen. We are still picking dozens of cherry tomatoes each day, so this will be perfect! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.


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