Spaghetti with Escarole and Bacon Recipe

Spaghetti with Escarole and Bacon Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti with Escarole and Bacon

This savory and piquant Spaghetti with Escarole and Bacon dish offers a remarkable taste, brought by chicken broth, crisp bacon, anchovy, and parmesan!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ¼lbbacon,sliced
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • tspanchovy paste
  • 1headescarole,(about 1½ lbs)
  • 1cupchicken broth,low-sodium, canned, or homemade stock
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¾lbspaghetti
  • 1cupparmesan,grated
  • 1tbspbutter


  1. In a large deep frying pan, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp.

  2. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon. Pour off all the fat from the pan

  3. In the same pan, heat the oil over moderately low heat.

  4. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and anchovy paste and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

  5. Stir in the escarole, a little at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes until wilted.

  6. Add the broth and ¼ teaspoon of salt and bring to a simmer.

  7. Reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 5 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti for about 12 minutes until just done.

  9. Drain the pasta. Add it to the pan with the escarole.

  10. Stir in the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, the parmesan, bacon, and butter

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation: Italian white wines were made for dishes like this one. Soave, Orvieto, Frascati-all are based on the Trebbiano grape and have the crisp, neutral, refreshing taste and light body that allow the pasta to take center stage


  • Calories: 695.11kcal
  • Fat: 32.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.49g
  • Fiber: 3.19g
  • Sugar: 3.84g
  • Protein: 30.20g
  • Cholesterol: 54.70mg
  • Sodium: 846.36mg
  • Calcium: 472.26mg
  • Potassium: 389.95mg
  • Iron: 1.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 105.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.21mg
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