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Penne Rustica With Crispy Bacon And Greens
Indulge in a classic Penne Rustica, a sumptuous blend of al dente penne pasta with crisp bacon, tender asparagus, and fresh spinach, all brought together with a savory chicken broth and topped with melted parmesan cheese for a perfect comfort meal.
30 minutes,   2 servings
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8 oz Penne pasta
2 Bacon slices
½ cup Sweet onion, chopped
2 cups Asparagus, cut in to 1 inch pieces (about 1 pound)
1 ½ cups Chicken broth
4 cups Spinach leaves (fresh)
½ cup Shredded parmesan cheese
¼ tsp Black pepper
1.  Cook pasta (8 oz) according to the package directions. Don't include salt in the water.
2.  Drain the pasta; keep it warm.
3.  Cook bacon (2 slices) in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
4.  Remove bacon from pan; crumble these cooked bacon slices.
5.  Add onion (1/2 cup) to drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute.
6.  Next, add asparagus (2 cups) and broth (1 1/2 cups) to the pan; bring it to a boil.
7.  Reduce heat, and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.  ©
8.  Add pasta and spinach leaves (4 cups), 1/4 cup of the cheese, and pepper (1 tsp) to pan; toss everything well.
9.  Stir gently until the spinach begins wilting (less than a minute)
10.  Sprinkle the dish with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese and crumbled bacon.

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