BLT Pasta (w/ vegetarian option)
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • - 4 Strips of cooked bacon (or veggie bacon)
  • 1.5 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leeks
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken both (or veggie broth)
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 8 oz dry bucatini or spaghetti
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • ¼ tsp minced fresh thyme
  • Optional-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper.
Instructions
  1. First thinly slice your leeks
  2. and slice cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. (ps... if you have not worked with leeks before, they can hold a lot of sand. So make sure to rise well before you start slicing.)
  4. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet. Caramelize tomatoes and sugar in the skillet over a medium heat. Cook until the tomatoes begin to brown, 5 minutes.
  6. Add leeks, saute until wilted, about 4 minutes.
  7. Deglaze skillet with the ¼ cup wine. Simmer until liquid in nearly evaporated.
  8. Add broth, vinegar, pepper ( and optional crushed red pepper). Simmer until liquid is reduced by a third, about 5 minutes.
  9. Add spinach, thyme, cooked, diced bacon (or veggie bacon), and pasta to the tomato mixture. Toss to coat, season with salt & serve!
Recipe by Family Fresh Meals at https://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2011/09/blt-pasta-with-vegetarian-option.html