Bacon and Spinach Tagliatelle
This lovely Italian recipe combines tagliatelle with bacon and spinach. The sauce is made with evaporated milk and green onions, and thickened up with a little cornstarch. Those ingredients are the only components you need to make this delicious dish. You can make any changes you like, such as swapping the spinach for mushrooms, adding some sundried tomatoes, or using gluten-free bacon, tagliatelle and cornstarch to make a gluten-free version. This is nice served as it is, or with some salad on the side if you want.
Healthy and So Tasty
High in calcium but low in fat, this tasty pasta dish makes a change from the high-fat creamy pasta dishes which often feature on weekday menu rotations. The kids will love this as well as the adults, so if you are looking for some simple comfort food you can just throw together this would be ideal. If you like, you can swap the tagliatelle for penne, spirals or another kind of pasta shapes.
Because this is a pasta-based dish, it is economical to make, and you can easily double the recipe to make a larger amount, if you are expecting a crowd for dinner. Anything goes with such a recipe. Just follow the directions on the package to get the texture just right. A lot of Italian recipes are quite simple, just so the flavors of the main ingredients can shine through without anything being allowed to overpower that special taste, so with this dish you will be able to taste, appreciate and enjoy every flavor in every bite.
- 2¾ cups uncooked tagliatelle
- 8 oz lean bacon, trimmed and sliced
- 1 bunch spinach, washed and trimmed
- 1½ cups light evaporated milk
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 4 sliced green onions
- Cook the tagliatelle following the instructions on the package.
- Drain it and return it to the pan.
- Steam or microwave the spinach until tender, then squeeze out the moisture, chop it and combine with the tagliatelle.
- Fry the bacon for 5 minutes, then add the green onions and cook for another couple minutes.
- Combine the cornstarch with ¼ cup of the evaporated milk then add this to the bacon.
- Stir in the rest of the evaporated milk until the mixture thickens up.
- Add the spinach and tagliatelle to the pan and stir until hot.
Bacon and spinach tagliatelle makes a simple yet satisfying lunch or dinner. Both colorful and tasty, this dish is also easy to put together. You will find that the bacon adds a nice meaty touch to the dish while the spinach adds a nice, fresh taste. Evaporated milk and cornstarch combine to make your sauce, while green onions are added to add the finishing touch to the flavor. This is deliciously simple to prepare and the whole family will enjoy it, whether you make the dish as suggested, or swap some of the ingredients for different ones, depending what is in your refrigerator.
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