a penne for your thoughts

Categories
Pasta
Yield
4 Servings
MeasureIngredient
1 cup Sun-dried tomatoes
3 cups Sliced mushrooms
12 ounces Pasta; penne
4 slices Turkey bacon; cut in 1" pieces
Cloves garlic; minced
1 cup Red onion; sliced
2 cups Chopped fresh spinach
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
½ teaspoon Crushed red pepper
  Freshly ground black pepper; to taste
2 tablespoons Grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh parsley

Pour 1 cup boiling water over sun-dried tomatoes and let soak for 5 minutes. Drain and chop. Set aside.

Place mushrooms in a medium bowl with ¼ cup water. Microwave on high power for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Cook penne according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Do not discard drippings. Add onions, spinach, sundried tomatoes, cooked mushrooms, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir for 4 - 5 minutes, until onions are tender.

Toss bacon/vegetable mixture with hot pasta until evenly distributed.

Divide pasta between 4 serving dishes. Top each with freshly ground black pepper and ¼ of parmesean cheese. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

NOTES : Calories: 426 Fat: 5⅖ Fiber: 5⅗ %ccf: 11⅕% Weight Watchers Points: 6

Recipe by: Looney-Spoons Cookbook by Janet and Greta Podleski Posted to EAT-LF Digest by Katherine Rodman <levya@...> on Mar 14, 1998

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