Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes in Garlic Cream Sauce
Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes in Garlic Cream Sauce •2 tbsp olive oil •1 lb chicken •1 tspn paprika •1 tspn Italian seasoning •5 med tomatoes, chopped •1 cp cooked spinach •5 garlic cloves, minced •1 tbsp crushed red pepper •6 bacon strips, COOKED, DRAINED OF FAT, AND CHOPPED •1 and 1/3 cps half and half •1 and 1/3 cps Parmesan cheese, shredded •10 oz penne pasta •1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
This pasta dish will soon become a family favorite. In a hurry? Use a cup of thawed frozen spinach instead of fresh; just be sure to squeeze it well to remove any excess water. Serve with garlic bread and a fresh salad for a complete meal.
It's just called "Toddler Pasta" by Parents magazine, and I found it while googling "healthy pasta recipe". What fun (and how yummy) to throw a variety of colorful vegetables together like this - anything goes! Add a little vegetable broth for a yummy soup. Perhaps it should be "Not Just For Toddlers Pasta"!