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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Bacon, Shrimp, and Watercress

spaghetti-bacon-shrimp Photo: Levi Brown

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 slice thick-cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1 bunch watercress, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

Preparation


1. Cook the pasta according to the label until al dente. Reserve 3 TBSP cooking liquid; drain.

2. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Cool on paper towels, crumble, and reserve. Add oil and onion to skillet. Cook until soft (5-7 minutes).

3. Add shrimp. Raise heat to medium-high; cook until opaque (5-6 minutes). Toss in watercress, pasta with water, bacon, pepper, and red pepper.


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  • Watercress adds a peppery bite to this shrimp-bacon combo of Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Bacon, Shrimp, and Watercress.
  • Yield: Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 330
Fat per serving: 6.7g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.9g
Protein per serving: 26g
Carbohydrate per serving: 45g
Fiber per serving: 8g
Cholesterol per serving: 145mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 726mg
Calcium per serving: 137mg

Good to Know

Watercress adds a peppery bite to this shrimp-bacon combo.

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