Spinach, Egg and Pancetta with Linguine

    Spinach, Egg and Pancetta with Linguine

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    Spinach, Egg and Pancetta with Linguine

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    25min


    55 people made this

    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.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (500g) packet uncooked linguine pasta
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 75g pancetta, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chilli flakes
    • 150g loosely packed torn fresh spinach
    • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
    • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook linguine until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    2. As the water is being brought to the boil, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in pancetta, and cook until browned. Remove to kitchen roll.
    3. Return pan to heat, and pour in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Stir in crushed red chilli flakes. Then stir in spinach, and cook until softened. Return pancetta to the pan, and stir in eggs. Cover, and turn off heat.
    4. When the pasta is done, drain and mix into pan, reserving some pasta water. If the pasta is too dry, add a small amount of pasta water. Top with freshly grated Parmesan.
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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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