Bacon and Shrimp Pasta Toss is a quick, one-dish meal that boasts only 396 calories per serving and packs a whopping 26 grams of protein.
8 ounces uncooked penne
2 applewood-smoked bacon slices
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
5 cups baby spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions until almost al dente, omitting salt and fat; drain, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid.
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until crisp, turning once. Remove from pan; reserve drippings. Crumble bacon. Add garlic to drippings in pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add shrimp; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove shrimp from pan; set aside.
Add reserved 3/4 cup cooking liquid and oil to pan; bring to a boil. Boil 30 seconds, stirring with a whisk. Add pasta to pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to combine. Stir in spinach, shrimp, and salt. Top with bacon. Serve immediately.
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Very bland. Ended up adding a couple more strips of bacon, fresh ground pepper and Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb. Let is sit a few minutes to absorb the additional flavor. It was edible but... Like the concept but will work on making it with a light garlic and wine sauce.
I love pasta and shrimp and obviously, bacon but this dish just really didn't do it for me. The lack of "sauce" just really made it quite bland. It didn't meld these wonderful ingredients together. I'm sad.
My entire family loved this with a few added ingredients. It reminds me of a recipe by a famous cooking personality who cooked the pasta in wine water. This tasted similar but a little easier. We passed Parmesan cheese, pepper, and crushed red pepper at the table. For me the red pepper makes this dish really fantastic.