A creamy pasta with sautéed spinach, crispy bacon and ricotta. This pasta could very well be your next obsession. It’s flavor packed with a hearty ricotta sauce that might make you crave for pasta night. It’s light, satisfying and it can be thrown together in about 20 minutes. Made with only a few ingredients, this pasta fits the bill perfectly. —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
(7 oz) pasta, like shells or orecchiette
(5.3 oz) spinach
(8.8 oz) salted bacon bits
(5.3 oz) ricotta
(1/4 cup) cooking cream
garlic cloves, minced
small onion, finely chopped
each: salt, black pepper, dried oregano, sweet paprika, red pepper flakes
In This Recipe
Cook the pasta in a large pot of generously salted boiling water, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon, cook until crispy and golden brown, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and onion, cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the seasoning.
Add spinach and stir until slightly wilted. Pour cream and bring to a boil. Then add ricotta and stir until combined. Toss with pasta and add a splash of cooking water. Stir and add more water if needed, to create a glossy sauce. Season with more salt or pepper if needed.
Serve immediately with an extra sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Enjoy!