Spinach and Bacon Penne Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 package penne pasta (12 ounce)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz/428 ml)
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach washed and torn
Spinach and Bacon Penne Pasta

Instructions:

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta as per directions. While pasta is cooking, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon until browned and crispy. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute (do not let it burn). Stir in tomatoes and heat thoroughly. Put torn spinach in colander and drain cooked pasta over the spinach (this will wilt the spinach). Transfer pasta and spinach to a large serving dish, add the bacon and tomato mixture and toss with the remaining olive oil.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts:

1 serving: 517 calories, 14.8 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 547 mg sodium, 73.8 g carbohydrates, 6.6 g fiber, 21 g protein