Main Dishes

Penne with Asparagus, Bacon and Pine Nuts

This is the perfect springtime pasta dish because it's light while still managing to fill you up and making you feel like you've eaten! Why, you ask? Bacon! The addition of just a little bit of bacon takes this dish right over the top without being too heavy or overpowering! This is the perfect light lunch or dinner and it's all you need because you've got your starch, veggies and BACON all in one dish! Enjoy!

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1 lb. penne pasta
2 bunches asparagus, trimmed of woody stems and cut into 1" pieces
4 oz. bacon, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. toasted pine nuts
In a large pot of salted water cook the pasta. Three minutes before the pasta is done cooking, add the asparagus to the pot and boil along with the pasta. Before draining, ladle out 1/2 c. of the pasta...
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Nutritions

Calories
348

Sodium
1224mg
51% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
18g
37% DV

Carbs
10g
3% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

Putting a little Southern spin on classic New England lobster rolls with these simple and delicious shrimp rolls! On a warm summer day, there's just nothing better than a chilled sandwich and a cold beverage. Make them ahead if you're entertaining, or whip up the no-cook meal in about 15 minutes. These easy shrimp rolls are a delicious lunch or dinner when served alongside coleslaw, potato chips, hush puppies or pickles!

2 T salted butter
1 lb. peeled and deveined cooked shrimp
1 stalk celery
2 green onions
1/3 c mayonnaise
1 t lemon juice
1 t white vinegar
1 T minced fresh dill
1/4 t Old Bay seasoning
1/4 t sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper ( to taste )
4 hot dog buns
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  • Pat shrimp dry and place in a large bowl. Add the celery and green onions; toss gently to combine.
  • In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice,...
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Nutritions

Calories
248

Sodium
870mg
36% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
23g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV