Rating: 3.5 stars
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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.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2014

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Paige Hicks

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
22 mins
total:
22 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions until almost al dente, omitting salt and fat; drain, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid.

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  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

396 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 5.1g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 148mg; iron 3mg; sodium 570mg; calcium 101mg.
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