Lightened BLT Pasta

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Melanie B.

I found a similar recipe in a magazine but lightened it up. Enjoy

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta accordin to package directions. Drain and remove from heat. Reserve 1 cup of the salted pasta water.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray until browned and crispy. Add scallions and cook 1-2 minutes. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add tomato paste, and cook for 1 minute. Add cream cheese, cook for 1 minute. Add the reserved pasta water. Bring to a boil. Add grated Parmiggiano-Reggiano cheese. Add pasta and remove pan from heat.
  4. Add tomatoes, arugula, and basil. Stir gently.
  5. Place in individual ramekins or one large casserole. Bake at 500 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Serve.

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