Creamy Pasta with Shrimp, Bacon, Spinach, Garlic, and Tomatoes
Creamy Pasta with Shrimp, Bacon, Spinach, Garlic, and Tomatoes
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  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 pound shrimp, uncooked, peeled, deveined
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (thyme, oregano, basil - combined)
    • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped in large cubes
    • 5 garlic cloves, minced
    • 8 bacon strips, COOKED, DRAINED OF FAT, AND CHOPPED
    • 1/4 (maximum 1/2 teaspoon) crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 cup half and half
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
    • 6 oz fresh spinach
    • 10 oz penne pasta (for gluten-free version, use gluten-free brown-rice penne)
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, for serving
    • NOTE:
    • WHAT IS HALF AND HALF? Half and half is the US milk product that combines half milk half heavy cream (whipping cream) to form a lighter cream. You can easily make it yourself by combining half milk and half heavy or whipping cream.

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3579 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 201 g 309.55%
    • Saturated Fat: 84 g 419.05%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 390 mg 129.98%
    • Sodium: 13438 mg 559.92%
    • Calcium: 313 mg 31.3%
    • Potassium: 103 mg 2.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.96%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 38 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.43%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 343 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 34.25%
    • Vitamin C 424.15%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat21
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat48
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total47 oz-eq

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