"BLT" Pasta

Serves 6-8

1 pound Rigatoni, Ziti or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
12 oz. fresh spinach leaves, cleaned and stems discarded
1 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
5 to 6 strips (about 4 oz.) lean bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
18 plum tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut in halves
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden, about 1 minute. Add spinach in handfuls, adding more as spinach wilts. Add basil, bacon and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir an additional minute, or until heated through.

Combine cooked pasta and spinach mixture in large bowl. Stir in tomatoes and cheese. Serve immediately.