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Spinach Penne Toss Recipe

Spinach Penne Toss Recipe

Spinach provides a delicious base for all the wonderful flavor combinations found in Kierste Wade's hearty salad. The Midland, Michigan reader writes, This salad is perfect for so many different occasions, including when company comes.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute red pepper and onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Add the red pepper mixture, spinach, bacon, feta cheese and tomatoes.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, pepper, salt and remaining oil. Drizzle over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 179 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein

Reviews for Spinach Penne Toss

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martinaf71
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"we love this recipe and make it often its good both hot or cold.I use balsamic vinegar instead and have added mushrooms ..deilicious"

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hokiechic99
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"This recipe was delicious and easy to make. We added more spinach and used turkey bacon; it was fantastic! This will definitely be a warm weather staple!"

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hokiechic99
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"This recipe was delicious and easy to make. We added more spinach and used turkey bacon; it was fantastic! This will definitely be a warm weather staple!"

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scsvatek
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I take this everytime I need to bring food for a friend. Everyone asks for the recipe. My husband wants me to make it once a week."

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Mspoppy
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"FAB salad new favorite of husband add meat and it is a complete meal"

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tkarinas
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"Spinach penne toss is a simple, easy salad that my family makes any time we have all the ingredients. It's delicious and definitely a keeper, and going in my recipe box."

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jleathers
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2008

"This stuff is great. I added rotisserie chicken and an avocado for a complete meal in one."

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