Turkey Bacon and Spinach Spaghetti with Apricot Wine Sauce



  • 16 ounces applewood smoked turkey bacon
  • 1 package spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1-1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons apricot jam (I used reduced sugar)
  • 1 package fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced into 1/8 inch rounds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated romano/parmesan blend


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon on sheet pan with a rack for 35 minutes.
  3. Boil water with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook pasta per package directions, adding spinach to the boiling water and cook together.
  5. Melt olive oil and butter together.
  6. Add onion and cook for 5-7 minutes until onion starts to caramelize.
  7. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  8. Add wine to pan and scrape up any brown bits.
  9. Pour chicken stock into pan and add apricot jam. Add red pepper flakes and stir. Let cook over medium heat while the pasta and spinach boil.
  10. Add cooked pasta and spinach to sauce and toss, adding 3/4 cup of reserved pasta water.
  11. Add romano/parmesan cheese and toss again.


Until next time, Kris