Spaghetti with Bacon and Cabbage

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, August 18, 2015

Aired August 18, 2015

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 pound meaty bacon, cut into short matchsticks
1 small head Savoy cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sage leaves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons thyme, chopped 
1 pound farro or semolina spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Bring a large pot of water to a boil for spaghetti.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add bacon and crisp; remove.  Add cabbage and onion, and toss to lightly brown at edges, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, sage and thyme; reduce heat to keep warm. Add bacon back to pan.
Salt boiling water and cook pasta to al dente. Add a cup of starchy cooking water to the cabbage, drain pasta and toss with butter and cabbage. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste. Top with grated cheese and serve.