Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Bacon
Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Bacon might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 6. One portion of this dish contains approximately 20g of protein, 19g of fat, and a total of 512 calories. A mixture of bacon, pasta, pepper flakes, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. To use up the pasta you could follow this main course with the Chocolate Dessert Pasta as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to instructions on the box, shaving off a minute or two.
Pour the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat. Toss in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the bacon pieces and cook for 3 minutes or until they begin to render their fat.
Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes.
Dump in chickpeas and stir to coat. Then add the spinach leaves, and cook until wilted. Season with a pinch of salt and add a half a cup or so of the pasta cooking water.
When the pasta is done, add it to the pan with spinach and chick peas. Cook, stirring constantly, for a minute or two.
Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese, and serve.