Bacon and Greens Pasta

Bacon and Greens Pasta

Miz Helen's Kitchen


8 ounces cooked Penne Pasta

6 to 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

8 ounces greens,chopped or whole

3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes

1 medium size onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese


Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions

In a large skillet,cook the bacon crisp, remove the bacon and set aside to drain on a paper towel.

Pour 1/2 of the rendered bacon fat out of the skillet, keeping the other 1/2 in the skillet.

In the rendered hot bacon fat saute the onion until clear and add the garlic.

Add the balsamic vinegar, salt, and peppers stirring.

Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes begin to burst and release their moisture.

Add the greens and cook on medium until wilted.

Add the chopped basil mix well.

Add the cooked and drained pasta and toss until blended.

Add the crumbled bacon and toss.

Add the cheese and toss.

Serve hot.