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Angel Hair Pasta Delight

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup spinach mixture, 1 cup pasta, and 1 tablespoon cheese)
When I created this recipe, I had recently discovered Asiago cheese and loved the flavor. It really makes a difference when added to a simple dish, and a little goes a long way.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped plum tomato
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cooked bacon (about 2 slices)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups hot cooked angel hair (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Asiago cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 350
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 26.4 g
  • carbohydrate 44.7 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 42 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 433 mg
  • calcium 153 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add water and spinach; cover and cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.

  2. Stir in tomato, chicken, bacon, and vinegar; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

Cook's Notes

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