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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Bacon, Shrimp, and Watercress

Photo: Levi Brown
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)
Watercress adds a peppery bite to this shrimp-bacon combo of Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Bacon, Shrimp, and Watercress.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 slice thick-cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1 bunch watercress, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 6.7 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 145 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 726 mg
  • calcium 137 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook the pasta according to the label until al dente. Reserve 3 TBSP cooking liquid; drain.

  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Cool on paper towels, crumble, and reserve. Add oil and onion to skillet. Cook until soft (5-7 minutes).

  3. Add shrimp. Raise heat to medium-high; cook until opaque (5-6 minutes). Toss in watercress, pasta with water, bacon, pepper, and red pepper.