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Orzo with Bacon and Asparagus

This skillet dinner has it all - orzo, bacon and asparagus blended in a quick meal.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 3

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
(14-oz.) can fat-free chicken broth with 1/3 less sodium
6 1/2
oz. (1 cup) uncooked orzo or rosamarina (rice-shaped pasta)
8
oz. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup sliced roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded fresh Asiago or Parmesan cheese

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Directions

  • 1 Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Reserve bacon and 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add orzo. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • 2 Add asparagus and roasted peppers; cover and cook an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until orzo and asparagus are tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
125),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
22%;
Vitamin C
22%;
Calcium
28%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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