Penne with Asparagus, Spinach and Bacon

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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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Number of Servings: 4


    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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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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 Good
    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