A Penne for Your Thoughts
A healthy penne pasta recipe, low fat and loaded with tasty veggies.
cut in 1"-pieces
fresh or 1-teaspoon dried, chopped
red pepper flakes
freshly ground, to taste
fresh snipped, chopped
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 to 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.
Calories: 426 Fat: 5.4 Fiber: 5.6 %ccf: 11.2% Weight Watchers Points: 6