Spinach and Bacon Spaghettini



serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cup.)

Nutritional Information

Calories 481
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 12.8 g
Satfat 6.4 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 20.6 g
Carbohydrate 70 g
Fiber 5.2 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Iron 4.8 mg
Sodium 685 mg
Calcium 264 mg


12 ounces uncooked spaghettini or thin spaghetti noodles
4 bacon slices
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Pecorino Romano cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt


Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting fat and salt. Drain pasta over a small bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add red pepper and garlic to skillet; cook 30 seconds. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until lightly wilted. Remove from heat. Add pasta, reserved cooking liquid, cheese, and salt. Toss gently.

October 2001
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