About this recipe: This is a quick way to get your greens in a tasty pasta. It's simple, but very flavourful. You can substitute spicy salami or chorizo for the pancetta.
Per my "family reviewers" this was an excellent dinner "Senorita"! My gang likes the smokey flavor of bacon, so that's what I used in this recipe. I made quite a bit of bacon and used the infamous "Bills fried bacon" on this site, which I've made before, but this time I only used onion and garlic powders and some black pepper. If you haven't tried his ingenious way of cooking bacon yet, I suggest you give it a try. Before I added the spinach, I sauteed several cloves of slivered garlic in the oil which gave the dish a wonderful flavor. I did need to add some of the pasta water to get those juices flowin'. This was simple, relatively quick and delicious enough for an encore. Thanks so much!! - 01 Mar 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was terrific and so easy to make. It reminded me a lot of pasta alla carbonara. - 28 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was sooo yummy! Per member reviews I cut the pasta in half, a whole package would have been way too much. I used a bit more spinach and pancetta, and added a little more oil and a little pasta water so it wasnt so dry. Came out excellent! I love how the crushed peppers give it just a little bit of heat but nothing overbearing. The flavors mesh together perfectly, never would have thought. This is definitely a keeper - 03 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)