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!
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