Spinach, Bacon, and Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta

Spinach, Bacon, and Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 233.3
  • Total Fat: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.9 mg
  • Sodium: 646.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Protein: 9.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup vegetabl ebroth
    12 dehydrated sun-dried tomatoes
    1 (8 ounce) package uncooked penne pasta
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    3 slice of bacon cut into bite size pieces
    2 servings of Laughing Cow (optional)


1. In a small saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Remove from heat. Place the sun-dried tomatoes in the broth 15 minutes, or until softened. Drain, reserving broth, and coarsely chop.
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in the pot, cook 9-12 minutes, until al dente and drain.
3. Fry bacon pieces in separate skillet until slightly krispy.
4. Heat the olive oil and red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic 1 minute, until tender. Mix in the spinach, and cook until almost wilted, add bacon. Pour in the reserved broth, and stir in the chipped sun-dried tomatoes. Continue cooking 2 minutes, or until heated through.
5. In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the spinach and tomato mixture. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HRSTROUD.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We used whole wheat pasta, delicious! - 5/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! I used whole wheat penne...this one is a 'keeper'! :D - 8/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful, my husband who doesn't like to eat healthy enjoyed this :) . I used low fat low sodium chicken broth instead of vegetable, and we couldn't find the dehydrated toms so i used the ones already in olive oil, and didn't cook as long, or add OO. So Yummy! Will make it again. - 11/15/09

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  • This was awesome! Even my picky pregnant daughter liked it lol - 5/19/15

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  • Absolutely loved this. I used whole wheat pasta and bacon bits. - 11/18/13

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