Penne with Mushroom-Tomato-Cream Sauce

Penne with Mushroom-Tomato-Cream Sauce

Put an authentic Italian pasta dish on your dinner table in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

2 2/3
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
3
oz pancetta or 4 strips bacon, chopped*
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
8
oz crimini mushrooms, sliced
1
can (28 oz) Muir GlenĀ® organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
1/2
cup whipping cream
2
cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box. Return to saucepan; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven, cook pancetta over medium heat until crisp. Remove pancetta to paper towels to drain. In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook garlic and mushrooms in oil 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender. Stir in tomatoes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream; heat just until hot. Stir in pasta.
  3. Add spinach; toss until spinach is wilted. Sprinkle individual servings with pancetta.
Makes 5 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*If using bacon, omit olive oil and use bacon drippings to cook garlic and mushrooms.
Success
After adding the cream, be sure the mixture does not boil, because overheating can cause curdling.
Serve-With
Add slices of crusty French bread to complete the meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 510mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.