Prep Time:
8 Mins
Cook Time:
15 Mins
7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

You'll save on cleanup and boost the flavor of this dish when you cook the bacon and make the white sauce in the same pan.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, place flour in a small bowl, and gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan; crumble bacon, and set aside. Add garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add milk mixture, and cook over medium heat 4 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; add Gruyère, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts.

Step 4

Drain pasta. Combine pasta, cheese sauce, crumbled bacon, basil, spinach, and tomatoes; toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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