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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta, about 7 minutes (pasta will be just shy of al dente), in a large pot of salted boiling water. Reserve 2/3 cup pasta water, then drain.

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  • While pasta is cooking, cook bacon over medium heat in an extra-large skillet until crisp. Transfer to a stack of paper towels to drain. Chop the bacon.

  • Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan and set over medium heat. Saute red onion until tender, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cherry tomatoes and saute to soften, 2 minutes. Add the pasta, pasta water, Parmesan, salt, and fresh black pepper Stir until the cheese melts. Add arugula, and stir to wilt. Serve with Parmesan to pass at the table.

Tips

Theme: Pasta Monday

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; 9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 635 mg sodium. 467 mg potassium; 51 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 17 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 389 IU vitamin a; 14 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 161 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 174 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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