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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 305.1
  • Total Fat: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg
  • Sodium: 464.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 15.7 g

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Penne with Asparagus, Spinach and Bacon

Submitted by: MARPHMARPH


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    8 oz uncooked penne pasta
    2 tbsp bacon bits
    1/2 TBSP EVOO
    1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
    2 1/2 cup (1 inch) slices asparagus(about 1 lb)
    1 1/2 cup low sodium low fat chicken broth
    4 cup baby spinach leaves
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions

Cook pasta according to package. Drain and keep warm. Saute onion in EVOO about 1 min until tender. Add asparagus and broth to pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 min or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add pasta, spinach, 1/4 cheese and pepper to pan, toss well. Sprinkle w/ remaining cheese and bacon bits. Serves 4.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARPHMARPH.






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  • My husband doesn't like pasta but this dish was a hit. We were surprised how flavorful it was, I also added some red pepper flakes for some zing. Thank you! - 3/18/10

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  • YUM! I added some grilled chicken and it was fantastic - 6/16/09

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  • Very tasty! I used fat free chicken broth and whole wheat penne, and it was very tasty and filling. I will pack some of the leftovers for lunch tomorrow and see how it fares after a night in the fridge! - 5/20/09

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  • Pretty tasty for so few ingredients! I made a few substitutions as a vegetarian, and only had frozen spinach so didn't use as much broth. Really quick to prepare, I'm sure I'll make it whenever asparagus is in season :) - 3/30/09

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  • Sounds YUMMO! - 3/20/09

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  • Tasty meal, I subbed turkey bacon and more pepp/salt to taste. Good way to get the greens in! - 3/19/09

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  • i printed this off and it didnt have the broth, i see you added it to the page now, thanks!
    Its 1.5 cups chicken broth in case someone doesnt see it like i didnt.am making it tonight...we will see, it sound deelish! - 3/18/09

    Reply from MARPHMARPH (3/18/09)
    Hi, yes it was included in the ingredients that calculate the calories, but I forgot it in the other list. Hope you enjoy this. We loved it! :> Martha


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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What broth? - 3/12/09

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  • Sounds great. I printed it out and added it to my meal plan. The asparagus will be ripe soon. - 3/11/09

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  • Very good, easy to make and large portion size. - 3/10/09

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