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Friday, August 1, 2008

Spinach and Bacon Pasta Toss
Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 25 minMakes: 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

1 lb. Any variety of pasta, uncooked
3/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bag (6 oz.) fresh baby spinach leaves (4 cups)
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

COOK noodles as directed on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 7 min. or until cooked through. Add tomatoes; cook 1 min., stirring occasionally. Stir in noodles and reserved 1/2 cup cooking water. Remove from heat.
ADD spinach, 1/2 cup of the cheese and the bacon; toss lightly to combine. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

How to Cook Bacon in Microwave Place 8 bacon slices in single layer on paper towels on microwaveable plate. Cover with paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 3-1/2 to 4 min. to desired crispness. Diet Exchange:3 Starch,2 Meat (VL),2 Fat

Nutrition (per serving)Calories 390 Total fat 11 g Saturated fat 3.5 g Cholesterol 105 mg Sodium 660 mg Carbohydrate 45 g Dietary fiber 3 g Sugars 3 g Protein 27 g Vitamin A 40 %DV Vitamin C 10 %DV Calcium 15 %DV Iron 20 %DV

SIDE: None

Dessert: Fresh fruit or pudding

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