Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On My Hearth: Penne Pasta with Spinach & Bacon


I'll be serving the bacon on the side to make this dish vegetarian-friendly. I changed the serving size from the original recipe, my revision allows for a 3/4 cup of pasta, just the right amount for me when supplemented with a big green salad!


* Exported from MasterCook *

Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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12 ounces penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil -- divided
6 slices bacon -- chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes
1 bunch fresh spinach -- rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces



Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place bacon in the skillet, and cook until browned and crisp. Add garlic, and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through.

Place the spinach into a colander, and drain the hot pasta over it so it is wilted. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and toss with the remaining olive oil, and the bacon and tomato mixture.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 230 Calories; 7g Fat (25.8% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 87mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat.

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