BLT Pasta

BLT Pasta
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the bacon over medium heat in a large skillet until crisp.
  3. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel–lined plate. Spoon all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings into a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Add the arugula to the skillet and stir until it wilts, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer to the pasta bowl.
  5. Add the tomatoes and ½ tablespoon of the reserved drippings to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the tomatoes to the pasta bowl and toss.
  6. If the pasta seems dry, add up to 1 ½ tablespoons more of the drippings. Crumble the bacon over the top, season with the salt and pepper, and toss.
By July, 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 633Calories From Fat 37%
  • Fat 26g
  • Sat Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 61mg
  • Sodium 1,543mg
  • Carbohydrate 68g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Sugar 30g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Spinach
Arugula’s peppery flavor goes well with the sweet, acidic tomatoes and salty bacon. Prefer something milder? Try spinach.

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