4 ounces linguine pasta
5 strips bacon, cut into 3/8-inch pieces
1 cup thinly shredded baby spinach
1 plum tomato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels, reserving 1 to 2 teaspoons drippings in the skillet.
  3. Cook and stir spinach, tomato, and garlic in the reserved drippings over medium heat until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add bacon, linguine, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to spinach mixture and toss.

Serves: 2

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