Pinned it, Spinned it: Bacon is Better than Basil.

Back to work friends! Or rather, back to job searching for me. I hope you had a fabulous long weekend! Today’s post title is inspired by Bethie the Boo who I met at a Minnesota Blogger event this spring. She does Pinned it Spinned it outfits on instagram, which I love!

Today I’m sharing a Pinterest pasta recipe from Iowa Girl Eats that I’ve made multiple times and loved, but I’m trying to use up things in the cupboard and needed a recipe that used mini ravioli, except I don’t really like traditional ravioli and tomato sauce dishes. So her Crispy Gnocchi with Zucchini, Sweet Corn & Basil became my Mini Ravioli with Zucchini, Sweet Corn & Bacon.

pinned it spinned it pastaI boiled double the Mini Ravioli I needed so I could create a Greek Pasta Salad to be used for lunches the next couple days. I started by caramelizing the red onion in some olive oil, and putting bacon in the oven (my favorite way to cook bacon).

pinned it spinned it pasta 2Ravioli already has cheese in it (news flash!), so I skipped the cream and cheese, I also didn’t have basil on hand, so that was omitted as well. I considered adding spinach, but I had plenty of green from the zucchini so I’ll save that for another recipe.

bacon basil dinnerBecause I need to add a photo of my creation I will, but please know that I understand this photo could be better.

Do you follow recipes to the letter?

Or do you mix it up and hope it still tastes good?


  1. Aww, thanks for the shout out! I love that you did a Pinned It Spinned It on recipes! Bacon is always a win, I bet it was super delicious with the bacon added! I like the Iowa Girl Eats blog, I haven’t checked it out in awhile though, so I just might have to! And I just might have to try your spinned version of this recipe because again, bacon!!

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