Taste of Summer BLT Noodles

SONY DSCEnjoy the fresh, traditional flavors of summer anytime of the year with Grandma’s Noodles and this flavorful combination of veggies and bacon!

TASTE OF SUMMER BLT NOODLES

Level: INTERMEDIATE
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings : 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:
4 strips of bacon, diced
2 cups halved grape tomatoes
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup thinly  sliced leeks
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 – 11 ounce package Grandma’s Frozen Spaghetti Noodles
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
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DIRECTIONS:
Thaw Grandma’s Frozen Noodles according to package directions. Start pot of water and turn up heat to bring to a rolling boil. Add noodles and cook while preparing meat and vegetables.

Cook bacon in a large non-stick skilled over medium heat until crisp. Transfer meat to a paper towel lined plate and pour off all but one Tblsp. of drippings from the pan. Caramelize tomatoes and sugar in the remaining drippings over medium heat, about 5 minutes, or until they begin to brown. Add leeks and saute until wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Deglaze the skillet with wine and simmer until liquid is nearly evaporated. Add chicken broth, vinegar, and pepper flakes, and simmer until liquid is reduced by about a third, or about 5 minutes.

Add spinach, thyme, and cooked bacon to tomato mixture. Transfer cooked pasta from cooking pot to skillet with tongs and toss with remaining ingredients. Divide pasta among plates and garnish with toasted garlic bread crumbs or thinly grated cheese. This colorful dish makes a delightful meal or side dish – summer or winter!