If you can't find a package of cooked bacon pieces, buy a package of precooked bacon, and chop 8 slices.For a healthier alternative, choose whole-grain pasta and turkey bacon, which is lower in saturated fat. Add more of your favorite vegetables like spinach and broccoli.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add bacon bits; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomato, garlic, and oregano; sauté 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

  • Add pasta, reserved pasta water, salt, and pepper. Stir well, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese.


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Nutrition Facts

301 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 11g; saturated fat 3.6g; mono fat 2.1g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fiber 2.8g; cholesterol 21mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 745mg; calcium 81mg.