A Penne for Your Thoughts

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Title: A Penne for Your Thoughts
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Pasta

Ingredients:

1 c Sun-dried tomatoes
3 c Sliced mushrooms
12 oz Pasta; penne
4 sl Turkey bacon; cut in 1"
-pieces
3 Cloves garlic; minced
1 c Red onion; sliced
2 c Chopped fresh spinach
2 tb Chopped fresh basil or 1
-teaspoon dried
1/2 ts Crushed red pepper
Freshly ground black pepper;
-to taste
2 tb Grated parmesan cheese
2 tb 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 1/4 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 1/4 of parmesean cheese. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve
immediately.

NOTES : Calories: 426 Fat: 5.4 Fiber: 5.6 %ccf: 11.2% Weight Watchers
Points: 6
Recipe by: Looney-Spoons Cookbook by Janet and Greta Podleski

Posted to EAT-LF Digest by Katherine Rodman on Mar
14, 1998