serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cup.)

Who says bacon isn't healthy? Try a turkey-bacon alternative that boasts nearly half the saturated fat as pork bacon. Toss with whole-wheat pasta for extra fiber.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting fat and salt. Drain pasta over a small bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add red pepper and garlic to skillet; cook 30 seconds. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until lightly wilted. Remove from heat. Add pasta, reserved cooking liquid, cheese, and salt. Toss gently.

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