Pasta, Bacon & Spinach Salad

"Hot salad. Also nice cold the next day if you have leftovers."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 125 g reduced-fat bacon, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 shallots, chopped
  • 300 g penne pasta, cooked
  • 150 g baby spinach leaves
  • 90 g low fat tasty cheese, grated
  • 12 cup ww caesar salad dressing
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges (optional)
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directions

  • Coat a large fry pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat and add the bacon, garlic and shallots.
  • Cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  • To the pan, add the pasta spinach and cook until the spinach is just wilted.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in the cheese and dressing.
  • Serve garnished with the lemon wedges if desired.
  • This is good for lunch cold as well if you have leftovers.

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Reviews

  1. msrico1
    Excellent one dish meal. Used 2 cloves garlic and tsp red pepper flakes. The cheese I used was smoked gouda and added a bit of the pasta water which kept it moist. Great way to use ingredients you already have.
     
  2. Rhody Jo
    Great recipe! I had to keep pushing my husband out of the kitchen because he kept coming back for "one more sample". I used a blend of asiago and parm cheese along with Ken's Ceaser dressing. I also used Hormel real bacon bits because I didn't have time to cook the bacon up. Will definitely be adding this to my summer BBQ rotation.
     
  3. Mommy Diva
    Nice recipe I will make again as it comes together so quickly! I used the lemon (YUM, always!), as well as using shredded asagio/romano/parm blend for the cheese I used Girard's light Caesar dressing. *Made for Sept. 2009 Aussie Swap Tag*
     
  4. Boomette
    Delicious. I used 3 green onions instead of shallots. I let them cook a little bit longer with the bacons and garlic. I used cheddar cheese but next time I'll try another cheese. I used Renee's caesar salad dressing. And I did use the lemon. Thanks Sonya. Made for Beverage tag.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Boomette
    Delicious. I used 3 green onions instead of shallots. I let them cook a little bit longer with the bacons and garlic. I used cheddar cheese but next time I'll try another cheese. I used Renee's caesar salad dressing. And I did use the lemon. Thanks Sonya. Made for Beverage tag.
     

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I live in Keilor Downs, Victoria in Australia. I am a receptionist in Melbourne. My favorite cook books are anything Weight Watchers or Simply 2 good 2 be true also any muffin or scone cook books. I love cooking easy stuff but I love a challange ocasionaly on the weekends when i have a bit more time. My pet peeve is how much capsicum/bell peppers are in recipes now as i am elergic to them.
 
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