“Creamy bacon  florentine pasta loaded bacon, spinach, onion, garlic and cheese! Topped with fresh tomatoes and capers. Super easy lunch or dinner idea!”

Visual learner? Watch me make this Creamy Bacon Florentine Pasta From Start To Finish!


I know I’ve been posting sporadically lately, but I promise it’s because I’ve got A LOT of stuff I’ll be presenting to you guys soon. I’ve been working on so many things (besides the cookbook), and I can hardly stand keeping exciting secrets. Just a few more weeks left, and then I can let the cats out of the bag.

Meanwhile, want some pasta? Since I’ve been running around like a crazy woman, my husband has been amaze-balls with making sure the kids have things to do and places to go so I can work in peace.

The house has been freakishly quiet lately, and I’ve been eating lunches alone. It’s so odd.

I have several recipes that I make, that only I like, like this skinny girl pasta and this  bacon florentine pasta I’m sharing today! My husband and boys aren’t big fans of creamy spinach unless it’s spinach dip, so usually, I save this recipe for my solo lunches.

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What is Florentine Sauce?

Florentine sauce is a creamy white sauce made with spinach, butter, cream, and garlic. Some folks say it must have white wine to be true florentine sauce. Meh, add some if you like. I prefer to use chicken broth. And I’m telling you, this sauce turns whatever it’s put on into pure comfort food.

What can I use Florentine Sauce on?

Florentine sauce is so versatile! You can use it spooned over vegetables or chicken breast, as a creamy dip or even as a soup base.

 

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How many Calories Does Bacon Florentine Pasta Have?

Lo siento no entiendo. No hablo ingles.

It’s been a while since I made this dish and it’s as good as I remembered! That creamy, garlicky parmesan white sauce, sauteed spinach, onions, garlic, and all that bacon!!!

What’s not to love here! Get a huge bowl, curl up on the couch, and watch some trashy reality tv! It made for the perfect lunch break! Don’t forget the garlic bread and garden salad!

What else can I add to this Bacon Florentine Pasta?

Tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken, and capers are fantastic add-in’s to take this simple recipe over the top!


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Get the Recipe: Bacon Florentine Pasta

4.43 from 7 ratings
Creamy bacon florentine pasta with a pound of bacon! Florentine sauce has sauteed onions, garlic and fresh spinach!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz thin spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (can do half parmesan, half mozzarella), shredded
  • 1 lb bacon , cooked to a crisp, and crumbled
  • se salt & black pepper, to taste
  • 5 oz. fresh spinach, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package until al dente. Drain & set aside.
  • In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil.
  • Add onions and saute until tender.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Add butter and stir until melted.
  • Sprinkle in flour and cook until flour is golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in chicken broth and milk.
  • Let simmer, stirring often until sauce has thickened enough to lightly coat the back of a spoon.
  • Stir in parmasan cheese.
  • Taste and add salt and black pepper to bring out the taste.
  • Add the spinach, and simmer until spinach has wilted
  • Stir in noodles.
  • Plate and sprinkle on the bacon.

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Notes

You can mix the bacon in the main pot if you'd like. I prefer to keep it seperate so that it stays crunchy if I have left-overs.
Add-ins: capers, tomatoes, green onions, mushrooms or chicken
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
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Recipe adapted from SheWearsManyHats!