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Jan
5
2015

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

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My Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta makes a great weeknight dinner with everyone’s favorite….BACON!
Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Happy New Year everyone!  It was so nice to take a little time off the past few weeks for Christmas break with my family.  It’s also nice being back in the kitchen creating some “healthier” recipes for you this month!  Notice I said “healthier.”  I am certainly not a health food blogger, but I am looking forward to some better options and starting this new year off right!

I developed a super simple whole wheat pasta dish that is packed with my family’s favorite ingredients.  I took everyone’s favorite BLT and made it into a fun pasta….used spinach for the “L” You could also use arugula or kale.

All you need is about 30 minutes for this dinner, hope you enjoy!

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Have you roasted cherry tomatoes before?!  They are so delicious by themselves and even better in pasta.  You are in for a treat.

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Cook your pasta, drain it then transfer it to a hot skillet with some olive oil at the bottom.

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

A little salt and pepper.

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Bacon.  Lots and lots of bacon!  How pretty is the new KitchenAid Copper Cookware?!  In love!

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Some beautiful spinach leaves, thinly sliced.

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Parmesan Cheese up next.

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Gently toss and voila!  Dinner is served.  Enjoy!

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat PastaPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound whole wheat fettucini or spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used ready made bacon that just needs microwaved)
  • 4 cups thinly sliced baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Place cherry tomatoes onto a large baking sheet lined with a silpat liner or parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, until tomatoes collapse. Remove and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Place oil into large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Toss in cooked pasta then stir in bacon crumbles, baby spinach, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Toss gently and cook until heated through. Gently toss in roasted tomatoes. Add additional olive oil as desired. Serve warm.

Makes 8-10 Servings


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  1. 1

    I’m always looking for simple (and delicious!) new dinner recipes to try, and this one looks fantastic! Roasting the cherry tomatoes sounds like a really simple way to amp up the flavors a little bit, I will definitely have to try this out for dinner soon. Pinned!

  2. 2
    Karen says:

    This does look so good and quick too! I have roasted tomatoes and they are fabulous! Thank you for this fresh idea when the January weather has me in the doldrums. This dish reminds me of spring!

  3. 3

    Well, my wife and I have a deal. She does all the cooking. I now do most of the grocery shopping to take that off her plate. As a teacher, I was home with the kids for Christmas break and now realize how hard her job is a a SAHM! It’s tougher than I thought. I was actually happy to go back to work today. I’m still going to ask her to make this because it looks so good, but I’ll bring the groceries home for her.

  4. 4

    What a great weeknight meal, Jenny. Looks delicious!

  5. 5
    Fanny says:

    Nice recipe to start the year ! I’m doing it for sure !

  6. 6

    What a simple, but totally delicious meal! This is why I love you Jenny!

  7. 7

    I love sneaking in healthy options to the family, too. So glad you enjoyed some time off! Happy New Year!

  8. 8

    My guys would love this, great dinner idea!

  9. 9

    Dinner problem solved!! Love this!

  10. 10

    Comforting AND healthy, the perfect combination!!!

  11. 11

    The perfect way to kick of 2015! Love pasta dishes especially whole wheat ones!

  12. 12

    I love whole wheat pasta so much! This is just the perfect fast dinner recipe, I need to try it!

  13. 13

    great pasta dish Jenny! And that copper ware is gorgeous!!

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    What a great pasta dish!

  15. 15
    Gaby says:

    This is a great dinner idea! Love the BLT flavors!

  16. 16

    I love that you roasted the tomatoes!! Perfect for the off-season!!

  17. 17

    Perfect weeknight meal! Love the roasted tomatoes, and bacon, of course! 🙂

  18. 18

    Being healthy should be done in moderation too 🙂

  19. 19
    Jess says:

    Beautiful dish, Jenny and I love the idea of using kale for the “L”! What a creative way to sneak in all that kale goodness, with a little bacon for balance. 😉 Happy New Year!

  20. 20
    marla says:

    Such a creative pasta dish Jenny!! Happy new year to you & your family. xoxo

  21. 21

    This looks so delicious, Jenny! Love kicking up whole wheat pasta with all of those tasty additions. Happy New Year!

  22. 22
    Matea says:

    This will come in handy on busy days when it seems like dinner might not be happening! Yum!

  23. 23

    yum! this looks so fantastic!!

  24. 24

    I love how quick and easy and delicious this pot of pasta looks!!! Perfect for busy nights!

  25. 25
    Pamela Bicart says:

    I’m planning to make this tonight, looks amazing! p.s. I’m a follower on Instagram from Cave Creek! Come visit sometime 🙂

  26. 26

    You bet your biscuits if there is bacon involved I am soooo totally there!! How lovely!! And I’m all for whole wheat pasta, too!

  27. 27
    Michelle says:

    We made this for dinner tonight – and I wanted to tell you it was a HUGE hit! Absolutely scrumptious!! I’m telling all of my friends about it too!!

  28. 28

    Innnnnn! So in. SOOOOO in. In.

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  30. 30

    This looks yummy. I love the way the spinach is chopped. It makes it look like basil! This looks delicious!

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    Carol says:

    Would like to see the nutritional values and recipes for 2. Most recipes are for 6-8 people.

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