Lean Canadian bacon adds smoky flavor to this low-fat main dish recipe. To save prep time, the broccoli and pasta cook in the same pot.
1. In large deep pot of lightly salted water, cook penne until al dente, firm yet tender, following package directions. For last 4 minutes of cooking, add broccoli. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bacon, onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium; add pepper flakes; cook until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in broth, salt and pepper; heat through. Remove from heat; stir in tomato.
3. Transfer hot pasta and broccoli to large serving bowl. Add bacon mixture from skillet; toss to combine. Stir in Parmesan, and serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.