Spinach Sauteed with Bacon and Pears

Spinach in Salad Spinner

Unless it is pre-washed, be sure to clean spinach thoroughly. A salad spinner is perfect for the job because you can spin dry completely, so spinach doesn't become soggy or water down other ingredients.

We’ve been told that bacon is unhealthy,but is it really as bad as they say?  Check out how that question got answered in the previous post, Bad Boy Bacon VS. The Cheese Danish.  Then enjoy the incomparable flavor of (a little) bacon in this dish that’s perfect for spring and autumn, when spinach is in season and winter pears have become, or are still, available.

Spinach Sauteed with Bacon and Pears

Bacon does all the work of flavoring this dish so you can have a delicious dish that’s easy, too

  1. In a large, heavy bottomed saute pan, cook 2-3 pieces of lean bacon over medium heat.
  2. While it cooks, dice a medium pear roughly into 1/2″ to 3/4″  cubes.
  3. Once bacon is cooked, remove to a paper towel to cool.  Pour off all but about 1 Tbsp. of the fat from cooking bacon, then add pears to pan and saute about 3-4 minutes.
  4. While pears cook, cut stems from a large bunch of spinach, then cut the leaves roughly into 2” squares.  Add spinach to pan and cook just until wilted, stirring gently to combine.  Crumble bacon over the top of cooked spinach and serve immediately with a grind or two of fresh pepper, if desired.

One Response

  1. […] a way to stir up controversy, angst and anxiety:  At a health fair last week, we demonstrated Spinach Sauteed with Pears and Bacon.  Yes, you read that right.  We made a dish featuring none other than bad boy bacon.  Not turkey […]


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