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Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan

 
Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan
Image © Budget Bytes
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
 
One serving costs about $1.26

$1.26 per serving

96406 people like this recipe

96,406 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

spoonacular Score:90%

Spoonacular Score: 90%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan a try. One portion of this dish contains around 15g of protein, 12g of fat, and a total of 355 calories. This recipe serves 4. For $1.26 per serving, this recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is liked by 96405 foodies and cooks. Head to the store and pick up spinach 1.50, onion 0.25, pasta 0.50, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 30 minutes. It is brought to you by Budget Bytes. With a spoonacular score of 86%, this dish is spectacular. Similar recipes are Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan, Spinach, Mushroom and Turkey Bacon Pasta (Zucchini Pasta), and Bacon, Parmesan and Spinach Gratin.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 oz
3 oz bacon
bacon
1
1  onion
onion
2 cups
2 cups chicken broth
chicken broth
0.5 lb
0.5 lb pasta
pasta
0.25 lb
0.25 lb fresh spinach
fresh spinach
0.33 cups
0.33 cups parmesan
parmesan
3 oz bacon
3 oz
bacon
1  onion
1
onion
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups
chicken broth
0.5 lb pasta
0.5 lb
pasta
0.25 lb fresh spinach
0.25 lb
fresh spinach
0.33 cups parmesan
0.33 cups
parmesan

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Budget Bytes

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.26
Ingredient
3 ounces bacon
1 onion
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 pound pasta
1/4 pound fresh spinach
1/3 cup parmesan
Price
$1.09
$0.24
$1.51
$0.49
$1.01
$0.70
$5.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
355 Calories
14g Protein
11g Total Fat
46g Carbs
17% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
355
18%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
4g
28%

Carbohydrates
46g
16%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
19mg
7%

Sodium
731mg
32%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
29%

Vitamin K
137µg
131%

Selenium
42µg
61%

Vitamin A
2734IU
55%

Manganese
0.87mg
43%

Phosphorus
232mg
23%

Vitamin C
18mg
22%

Folate
71µg
18%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Calcium
153mg
15%

Potassium
468mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Copper
0.25mg
13%

Vitamin B6
0.24mg
12%

Fiber
2g
12%

Iron
1mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Vitamin E
0.75mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.46mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.25µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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