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Bacon Florentine Pasta

Creamy bacon florentine pasta with a pound of bacon! Florentine sauce has sauteed onions, garlic and fresh spinach!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword butter, cheddar biscuits, cheese, bisquick, what to eat, how to make, cheese biscuits, red lobster, garlic herb,, cream sauce, easy dinner, florentine sauce, parmesan cheese, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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