BLT Pasta Skillet
Yield: 6 servings
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
On medium heat, add the garlic to a skillet and cook until soft. Next, add tomatoes, reserved pasta water, crushed red pepper, basil, spinach and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens.
Mix together the ricotta and Parmesan. Add the cooked pasta and mozzarella to the sauce and stir until combined. Drop spoonfuls of the ricotta-Parmesan mixture on top. Sprinkle with the bacon crumbles and bake until bubbly and the cheese melts, 15 to 20 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with additional bacon and basil, if using.