BLT "Fun" Pasta

About a month ago, I found this awesome pasta at my Home Goods.  It was Marco Zanier’s 6 color Sapori Antichi. I’ve never seen anything like this pasta so I got a bag to try. I looked up this pasta up and it turns out that Marco Zanier is a pasta maker  in Italy who started making this pasta back in 1996. It is made from wheat semolina and he uses natural colors. The colors are from adding  tomato, beets, spinach, turmeric, squid ink and other natural food coloring. I love that he uses natural coloring rather then artificial. I am hoping they will have more of this pasta when I go back. 
The idea for this recipe I got from my new favorite cooking magazine, Cuisine at Home. I got a copy in the mail and after the first time looking through the recipes, I fell in love. The subscription to this magazine is definitely on my Christmas list now. I already used a few recipes and got some great ideas from there.

3 tbs olive oil
5 strips of bacon
2/3 cup smoked sun-dried tomatoes, chopped small
2 cups of fresh spinach
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 large garlic cloves
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp red whine vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 
12-14 oz dry pasta (you can you any pasta you want)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (more for individual topping)

~Cook the pasta, drain and set aside
1. Preheat the oil in a large skillet.
2. Cook the bacon until crispy. Take out the bacon and set aside to cool. (do not discard the oil and bacon juice)
3. In the same pan, add the sugar, sliced onion and chopped tomatoes. Saute until soft.
4. Add spinach. Cook until spinach is completely cooked.  
5. Add the white wine and let simmer for a couple of minutes. 
6. Add the vinegar, broth, salt and red pepper flakes. Bring to boil and reduce heat to medium low. 
7. Add the grated garlic, mix well
8. When bacon is cooled, crumble and add to pasta. 

9. Add the pasta and bacon to the veggies and sauce. Mix very well.

10. Add the shredded Parmesan cheese, mix well and cook for a couple more minutes.

Top each plate with some Parmesan cheese when serving.


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  1. Here from Tatertots & Jello, love the colorful dinner! Sounds delish!

  2. Looks great thanks for sharing at BAcon time, cool pasta.

  3. Yum! All those veggies and pasta look fabulous and the bacon would please my kids.

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