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Creamy Date Night Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 package HemisFares Pasta I used Gemelli - Find No. 40
  • 3 slices bacon thick
  • ½ Kielbasa sliced (about 7 inches)
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • ½ C. heavy cream
  • ¼ C. pasta water reserved
  • 1 C. baby tomatoes halved
  • 1 ½ C. spinach
  • C. parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to box instructions. I usually have the water starting to boil as I chop up all my ingredients and then the noodles are ready to toss in as I start working on my sauce! Make sure you cook the noodles only to al dente! (And pull out ¼ cup of pasta water right before you drain your pasta.)
  2. 2. In a large nonstick pan, heat the chopped bacon until it’s ½ cooked then add kielbasa and cook until the bacon is beginning to get crispy. Remove from pan set aside.
  3. 3. Add onion to the pan with the bacon grease and cook until tender and translucent.
  4. 4. Pour in cream to the onions and use a whisk or spatula to incorporate all the tasty goodness from the bottom of the pan into the cream. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  5. 5. Add the bacon and kielbasa back to the pan. Then add pasta water (just pull this from your stock pot with your cooked pasta), tomatoes, spinach and pasta! Stir to combine and then add parmesan cheese. Stir for 2 minutes and then serve warm and add extra cheese on top to garnish!