Broccoli and Bacon with Penne

photo Ingredients

  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

    1) Place penne pasta and broccoli in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook according to pasta directions.

    2) Meanwhile, cook 4 slices of turkey bacon in a large pan over medium heat, until crisp. Set aside on a paper towel. Cook other 4 pieces and remove.

    3) Add olive oil and chopped onion to the warmed pan. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the turkey bacon into small pieces.

    4) Add pepper flakes to onions in pan and saute for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and bacon and heat through.

    5) Drain the pasta and broccoli and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the onion mixture and the diced tomatoes to the bowl and mix well. Stir in the parmesan cheese and serve. Serves 3-4.

    Nutrition Information: (1 of 3 servings)
    Calories- 482, Total Fat- 17g (Saturated Fat- 4.8g, Polyunsaturated Fat- 2.5g, Monounsaturated Fat- 7.2g), Cholesterol- 42.1mg, Potassium- 374.2mg, Total Carbohydrate- 58.4g (Dietary Fiber- 7.7g, Sugars- 2.1g), Protein- 25.9g

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