Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe with Bacon and Spinach
Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach is a pasta lovers dream. A creamy garlicky alfredo sauce, tossed with fettuccine, crispy bacon, and fresh spinach come together to create one major dish of comfort food.
If you’re looking for a bowl (or two) of comfort in pasta form, here’s your fix: Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach. I won’t lie. This is one rich pasta dish so adjust your daily intake accordingly so you can fully enjoy a whole serving of this delicious pasta dish. It’s worth eating light for a day or taking an extra lap or two every now and then to enjoy a decadent dish. All things in moderation, right?
Don’t wait for the weekend. This Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon and Spinach is easy enough to make for a weeknight meal. You’ll have a bowl of comfort ready in no time. This pasta dish is made using a basic Alfredo sauce, tossed with crispy bacon, and fresh spinach for good measure. It really is simple. Too simple to not enjoy tonight!
- 1 pound fettuccine (uncooked)
- water for pasta as needed
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 cups baby spinach, packed
- optional: fresh parsley, rough chopped (for garnish)
- Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Grate garlic directly into butter, and let mingle for about 2 minutes.
- Add cream, salt and pepper and simmer for 3 minutes.
- Whisk in ¼ cup of the pasta water. Continue to simmer 2 more minutes.
- Whisk in grated parmesan, continue to whisk until melted, about 2 minutes. Sauce should thicken a bit.
- Stir in bacon, and spinach; combine, allowing spinach to wilt.
- Add drained pasta to pan and toss to coat pasta.
- If desired, garnish with fresh parsley.
- Salt and pepper to taste.