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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 449.5
  • Total Fat: 26.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.5 mg
  • Sodium: 1,080.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 24.6 g

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4 Cheese Pasta Sauce with Bacon, Onions, Mushrooms & Spinach

Submitted by: LADYSUNBEAM

Introduction

Wonderfully rich in taste this four cheese sauce made with cream cheese, parmesan cheese, romano cheese, mozerella cheese, bacon, onions, mushrooms, spinach, garlic, thyme and basil. Impressive your guests with this full flavored cheese sauce! Wonderfully rich in taste this four cheese sauce made with cream cheese, parmesan cheese, romano cheese, mozerella cheese, bacon, onions, mushrooms, spinach, garlic, thyme and basil. Impressive your guests with this full flavored cheese sauce!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    8 slices Hormel Black Label bacon
    2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 cup White Onions, diced
    8 Baby Portabella Mushrooms, diced
    4 cloves Garlic minced or grated
    4 cups Baby spinach
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    2 tsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
    1/4 cup chicken broth

    Cheese sauce:
    1 cup Half and Half ultra pasturized
    1 1/2 cup Fat Free Half & Half
    4 oz Cream Cheese Fat Free
    1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
    1/3 cup Romano Cheese, grated
    1/4 cup Part-Skim Mozerella Cheese, grated
    1 tsp nutmeg, grated (or ground)

    12 leaves fresh Basil or 1 tbsp dried basil

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Directions

Makes 4 servings

Serving size approximately 3/4 cup sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place 8 slices of bacon on rack in large pan and place in oven for 20 minutes, until crispy.

Prep onion, mushrooms, thyme, basil and garlic. In large skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil to medium heat and add onions. Cook for about 2 minutes and add mushrooms, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until mushrooms are cooked. Add chicken broth to mixture and then place the baby spinach on top and allow them to steam, stirring ocassionally until spinach has totally wilted down.

In a separate sauce pan, heat half & half on medium heat. Once the cream is warmed, add the cream cheese by pinching off small pieces. Use a whisk to help break down the clumps of cream cheese. Once the sauce is smooth add the parmesan, romano and mozerella cheese and continue to whisk until totally smooth. Add nutmeg.

Combine sauce with spinach mixture and add fresh basil and crumble bacon into the mixture. Immediately serve over pasta.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYSUNBEAM.






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  • family loved it but will have to use turkey bacon .I use only the fatfree half and half to substitute the ultra half and half,and fat free chicken broth .I also left out the salt bacon is salty enough.



    - 9/21/09

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  • This sounds wonderful but I have to agree with others, not really so good for me. I will probably try it anyway. I may use turkey bacon instead of regular I am sure that will bring down the calories at leas a little bit. - 8/11/09

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  • Good grief, um, great recipe!! But really not low fat??? Need to keep looking for recipes, this is not something I Can get on board with 'safely' whilst trying to lose weight! lol (sounds really good tho!!) - 7/12/09

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  • I read it twice but I must have missed the low fat part! - 7/11/09

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  • Sounds great. Will have to add this to my list of things to make. - 7/10/09

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