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Pasta With Spinach, Chickpeas, and Bacon

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to instructions on the box, minus a minute or two.
  2. When done save 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain the rest- keep in a colander.
  3. Pour the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat. . Add the bacon pieces and cook for 3 minutes or until they begin to render their fat. Toss in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes.
  5. Dump in chickpeas and stir to coat. Then add the spinach leaves, and cook until wilted. Season with a pinch of salt and add a half a cup or so of the pasta cooking water.
  6. When the spinach is wilted, add pasta to the pan with spinach and chick peas. Cook, stirring constantly, for a minute or two.
  7. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese, and serve.
  8. I actually removed the bacon before eating, wanted to add the flavor but avoid some of the calories.

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