Bacon, tomato, spinach & ricotta linguine recipe

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Bacon, tomato, spinach & ricotta linguine is a simple and utterly delicious pasta dish that ready in less than 20 minutes.

Bacon, tomato, spinach & ricotta linguine
Cooking Time10 mins -12

Bacon, tomato, spinach & ricotta linguine is a great weekday family meal, and it only takes a few minutes to make.

With only a handful of ingredients, all lightly and simply cooked, this recipe is so easy to make. It's always popular - there's so much flavour from the bacon and sundried tomatoes, and the creaminess of the ricotta is the perfect complement. Plus you only need a little of each ingredient, so it's not expensive, even for a family of four. In fact, it's one of our best cheap family meals - excellent for students or families on a budget. We've used linguine because the long, slightly flattened strands are good with the creamy sauce, but you can use any kind you have to hand. 


  • 12 rashers of smoked back bacon
  • 200-250g (8-10oz) linguine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions
  • 5 sundried tomatoes
  • 200g (8oz) ricotta cheese
  • 100g (4oz) fresh spinach




  1. Cook the linguine in a pan of boiling water as per pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, put the olive oil into a pan, add thinly-sliced red onion, roughly chopped bacon and lightly cook.
  3. Add the roughly chopped sundried tomatoes and ricotta cheese. Lightly heat and blend together. Add the spinach leaves and stir through.
  4. Combine this with the freshly-drained pasta then serve straight away scattered with black pepper, torn basil, chunks of crusty bread and a tomato and basil salad.

Top tip for making bacon, tomato, spinach & ricotta linguine

If you're not keen on spinach you can use a good handful of rocket leaves instead. This adds a bit of spiciness as well. 

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies