Bacon Around The World: Italy

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Greetings from sunny Italy!  

So here I am in Italy to bring you another example of how popular bacon is AROUND THE WORLD…………we’ve traveled to many countries so far and each of them gave me a recipe to share and today I’ve got yet ANOTHER one for you!     This one might have a lot of ingredients but honestly it’s SUPER easy and SUPER fast to put together.

 

Tuscan Chicken, Bacon & Spinach Spaghetti

Ingredients
12 oz. spaghetti or angel hair
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 slices bacon (you know me – I say you can have MORE if you want to!!!!)
2 cloves garlic
2 c. diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
3 c. baby spinach
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh basil, for garnish
Directions
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti or angel hair according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until cooked through and no longer pink, 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into strips.
  3. In a second skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and drain, then chop.
  4. Pour off half the bacon fat and add garlic, tomatoes, and spinach to skillet. Season with salt and pepper, then add heavy cream, Parmesan, and 1/2 cup pasta water; let simmer. Add spaghetti or angel hair and toss until fully coated.
  5. Add chicken and bacon and toss, then garnish with basil and serve.

Mama Mia is this good!

I recommend cannoli OR tiramisu for dessert……………..

Cannoli

Tiramisu

I of course not only got a sample of bacon but chicken too when my “Mama” made this one.    You can substitute whatever you want to but the recipe as it is really is delicious.

My Motto!!

So next week I’ll be heading to another spot on planet Earth where bacon is loved and recipes can be found – I’ll be sure and share it with you my bacon-loving friends!    After all, I’m taking this trip around the world because ALL OF US LOVE BACON right????

Until next Saturday – your King of Baconia will spend a few days in Venice!

Amore, Teddy the King

38 responses »

  1. Teddy…Mom says best recipe ever; though, that heavy cream would kill her diet. She’s thinking it could be made without the heavy cream, but…who would!? We’ve made a copy of this recipe. You are darn cute guiding that gondola. Enjoy your vacation in Venice. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  2. We had almost the same thing for dinner the other night! Except we did not have spinach. Mom thinks that would make i even better! And did you have fun on that boat? It sure looks like it.
    Purrs
    Marv

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  3. Now this is another recipe Mom will for sure try. AND like you we hope to get both some bacon and some chicken, maybe even a little pasta:)

    Happy Bacon Saturday.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  4. Yes and turkey bacon practically tastes like other bacon plus it’s SOOOO much better for you. In this recipe it WORKS – actually in all the recipes it works!! WHEEEEEE!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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