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Healthy BLT Pasta

This Healthy BLT Pasta combines the flavors you love in a traditional BLT and tosses it all with fusilli noodles in a white wine balsamic reduction sauce made creamy with just the right amount of mayo. With bacon, arugula and cherry tomatoes, this healthy BLT pasta will leave you craving this twist on a traditional BLT for meals to come!

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Fat 39 Carbs 32 Protein 32
Yield 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. fusilli (or any pasta)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 10 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (we used Chardonnay)
  • 2 tablespoons starchy pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 1 lb. cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups packed arugula
  • 1/4 cup parmesan

Instructions

  1. Start by following the directions on how to cook bacon in the oven HERE.
  2. Simultaneously, cook 8 oz. of pasta following the directions on the package.
  3. When pasta is done cooking set aside 2 tablespoons of the pasta water for later and then strain pasta and set pasta aside.
  4. Next, heat a large and deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  5. When olive oil is fragrant, add onion and salt to the pan. Sauté onion for about 4 minutes stirring frequently.
  6. Add garlic to the pan and cook for an additional minute.
  7. Next, add cherry tomatoes, white wine, and pasta water to the pan. Give all the vegetables a stir and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Add balsamic vinegar, ground pepper, and mayo to the skillet. Stir all ingredients together until a thicker sauce forms.
  9. Finally, add bacon and pasta to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes until bacon and pasta are warm.
  10. Remove from heat and fold arugula and parmesan into the pasta.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe Calories: 635 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 1553 Fat: 39 Carbohydrates: 32 Fiber: 1 Protein: 32
Author: Lee HershCategory: PastaMethod: Stove TopCuisine: American

Keywords: BLT pasta

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