Spinach Penne Toss 

10 Servings Prep/Total Time: 25 Min.


2 cups uncooked penne pasta

1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned

1 medium onion, sliced

1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided

1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach

3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute red pepper and onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 3-4 minutes or until tender.

Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Add the red pepper mixture, spinach, bacon, feta cheese and tomatoes.

In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, pepper, salt and remaining oil. Drizzle over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts1 serving (1 cup) equals 179 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.



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