Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

I wanted a quick and tasty side dish to pair with the Caramelized Onion Orzo. I found spinach and bacon in the fridge and grape tomatoes on the counter and figured they would make a tasty side dish with great flavors & textures. I served this side dish with rice vinegar on the side. We all, kids included, gobbled it ALL up.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Ingredients:

2 slices of lean bacon, cooked & crumbled (remove all but 1 tsp bacon grease from pan)
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup grape tomatoes
3-4 cups of baby spinach, cleaned
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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10 Responses to “Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — March 19, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

    This is so delicious, quick and GOOD for you!

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    lenia — March 20, 2014 @ 12:16 am

    This sounds amazing!I will use vegan bacon!
    Cheers,dear Pam!

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    Chelsea — March 20, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    This MIGHT just get my fiance to eat more spinach! So yummy!

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    Jenn — March 20, 2014 @ 5:25 am

    This is a great idea, Pam… I bet it was delicious! You can’t go wrong when you saute with a little bacon grease!! I bet even someone who wouldn’t eat sauteed spinach, would eat it with a little bacon grease, it sure does make everything taste better!

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    Marjie — March 20, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

    It looks great! Too bad we can’t have bacon any more – too much sodium.

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — March 20, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

    Bacon and spinach is a perfect pair. Great side dish!

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — March 20, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    What a fun, colorful and delicious looking side Pam! I don’t think dinner would ever be boring at your house!

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    Joanne — March 20, 2014 @ 7:47 pm

    I made a similar side (minus the bacon) just the other day! So fresh with the spinach and tomatoes.

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    Jovina Coughlin — March 21, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    Great salad for spring and I kove that you added bacon.

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    Chris — March 23, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    Love this because it is like a spinach salad except cooked. I love spinach but hate how sometimes raw spinach will cause that weird feeling on your teeth.

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