Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pasta with Bacon, Cheese, and Tomato

This recipe is from "Weight Watchers 20 Minute Recipes" and it was excellent. I did make a few changes as far as quantities of ingredients which affects the points but I am going to post the original because this recipe was excellent and I highly recommend it.

2 cups uncooked pasta
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup fat-free milk
4 center-cut bacon slices
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 cups baby fresh spinach
1 pint grape tomatoes (I used plum tomatoes)
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1-Cook the pasta according to directions, drain and set aside.
2- While pasta is cooking, place the flour in a small bowl. Add milk gradually, whisking until well blended.
3- Cook bacon in a medium saucepan. Remove from pan and finely chop.
4- Drain excess grease. Add garlic to the pan, saute 30 seconds. Add milk and cook until thick, about 4 minutes.
5- Remove from the heat. Stir in the Gruyere and seasonings, stir until well combined.
6- Add pasta, bacon, spinach, and tomatoes. Stir until spinach wilts slightly. Top with parmesan.

** 5 Weight Watchers points per 1 cup serving.

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious and light - perfect for the spring and summer!