Penne Pasta with Spinach & Bacon

Penne Pasta with Spinach & Bacon
As you may have guessed from the picture, I used Rotini pasta instead of Penne :) Rotini means "twists" BTW. I used a can of Italian Stewed Tomatoes for the diced tomatoes as well.
This was delicious Neen..and easy!

1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add the penne pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Place bacon in the skillet, and cook until browned and crisp.

Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through.

Place the spinach into a colander, and drain the hot pasta over it so it is wilted. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and toss with the remaining olive oil, and the bacon and tomato mixture.

Recipe, courtesy Neen: Good Eats, Sweet Treats, and Eye Candy
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