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BLT Pasta

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BLT Pasta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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All the flavors of your favorite BLT sandwich, from smoky bacon to fresh tomatoes, come together in this quick and easy one-pot pasta that will become a favorite summer weeknight dinner.
Updated May 26, 2017

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 8 oz uncooked penne pasta (2 1/3 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag (5 oz) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 package (12 oz) applewood smoked bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh chives or chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat chicken broth, pasta and black pepper to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 11 to 14 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in butter until melted. Gradually add spinach, stirring constantly, until starting to wilt. Remove from heat; stir in tomatoes and bacon. Top with remaining ingredients.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cooking your bacon ahead of time will save on meal prep.
  • tip 2
    Serve pasta with a side of warm and crusty buttered garlic bread.

Nutrition

290 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 13g Protein, 36g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
370mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
3g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
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; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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