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Orecchiette with Kale, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked orecchiette pasta
  • 5 cups bagged prewashed spinach or swiss chard
  • 2 slices center-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to see savings
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shaved
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Details

Servings 4
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins

Preparation

Step 1

. Cook pasta in boiling water 8 minutes or until almost tender. Add spinach, and cook 2 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
2. While pasta cooks, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; crumble and set aside. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add sun-dried tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and garlic to drippings in pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add pasta mixture, reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid, black pepper, and salt to pan; toss to combine. Top pasta mixture evenly with bacon and cheese; drizzle evenly with lemon juice.

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