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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Spinach Carbonara with Linguine

Sometimes as moms we have to try creative ways to get nutritious foods in our kids, okay let's cut to the chase, WE need help eating better too, and let's not even get started on our hubbies. So here's my trial and error with cooking spinach into our dinner tonight.

First I tried to make bacon wilted spinach, I hated the texture and the taste was just ok. So I added a few things and eventually came up with the following delicious recipe.

1 bunch raw spinach
3 strips thick cut bacon
1tsp minced garlic or fresh clove
1tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 block of cream cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
1-2 cups of milk
1/4 box of linguine

Take the raw spinach, wash, pat dry on paper towels, and take the stems off.  Cut up and fry the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. Remove all but a little of the grease. Add butter and saute spinach until cooked down. Add cream cheese, half the parmesean,  and about 1/2 cup of milk. Stir and boil down. Continue to add milk as the sauce thickens and stir occasionally. Add linguine to pan. (you can boil in water separately for faster cooking) Continue to add milk as sauce thickens until linguine is boiled and al dente stirring often. Serve with crumbled bacon and parmesan cheese on top.

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