Bacon and Escarole Spaghetti

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 540 calories
    • Fat 16 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 16 mg
    • Sodium 875 mg
    • Protein 18 g
    • Carbohydrate 78 g
    • Sugar 8 g
    • Fiber 10 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 91 mg

Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, tossing often, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.Add the onion, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring often, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.Add the tomatoes (and their juices) and escarole. Cook, tossing often, until the escarole is tender, 2 to 4 minutes.Serve the pasta topped with the sauce and Parmesan.

Ingredients

  1. Check 3/4 pound spaghetti
  2. Check 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. Check 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  4. Check 1 onion, chopped
  5. Check 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  6. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  7. Check 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  8. Check 1 head escarole, torn
  9. Check grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, tossing often, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the onion, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring often, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes (and their juices) and escarole. Cook, tossing often, until the escarole is tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
  5. Serve the pasta topped with the sauce and Parmesan.