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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
37 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling.

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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet for 10 minutes over medium
    heat until just crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tbsp of the drippings in skillet.

  • Meanwhile, cook penne in boiling water for 11 minutes. Drain.

  • Add 2 tbsp of the olive oil to skillet with bacon drippings. Return to medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Add spinach and chard and cook 4 minutes until wilted. Stir in cherry tomatoes; cook 2 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, toss penne, bacon, spinach mixture, basil, remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, the vinegar, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

477 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 15mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 60g; insoluble fiber 4g; protein 17g; sodium 519mg.
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