BLT Pasta

Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 12 oz small rigatoni or other short pasta
  • 1/2 lb sliced bacon (about 9 slices)
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bunch arugula, thick stems discarded, torn into pieces

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate; break into pieces when cool.
  3. Discard all but 2 Tbsp of the drippings and return the skillet to medium heat. Add the onion, season with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and arugula and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.
  4. Toss the onion-tomato mixture with the pasta and fold in the bacon. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Yield

4 Servings

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 505 
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 27mg
Sodium: 604mg
Carbohydrates: 71g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Protein: 20g