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Savory Pasta with Onions, Bacon and Summer Greens

4.7 from 3 reviews


  • ½ lb bacon
  • 1 large onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp butter or additional bacon grease (optional)
  • 1 lb summer greens (any chard, any kale or beet greens), washed and sliced into 1″ pieces
  • 8 oz favorite pasta (Mr. Crumbs likes spaghetti, but I liked shells best)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a heavy bottomed skillet, cook bacon until almost crispy. Remove bacon from the pan but leave the grease. Add onion and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain.
  3. Add the summer greens and cook until onions are caramelized and greens are wilted and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Add butter or additional bacon grease if the onions and greens seem dry.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Add finished onion/chard and bacon to pasta and stir well to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.