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Bacon, Zuchinni and Asparagus Pasta

This recipe makes for a flavorful light lunch or dinner. Angel hair pasta is lower in carbohydrate than spaghetti, which can help you manage your blood glucose level. For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon and anchovies.

Bacon, Zuchinni and Asparagus Pasta
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 250g dried angel hair pasta
  • 1 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 3 anchovy fillets, drained & chopped
  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup light cream cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta as per the package directions and drain. Set aside.
  2. In the meantime, take one large non-stick frying pan and put it over high heat. Cook bacon for 1 minute, or until heated through.
  3. Add the anchovy and cook for another minute. Add the asparagus, zucchini, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add the tomato, cream cheese and lemon juice. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Then add the pasta and sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Toss it gently and serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 319 Fat: 8.5 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 37 g Sugar: 5.2 g Sodium: 920 mg Fiber: 3.2 g Protein: 25. 1 g Cholesterol: 108 mg
 

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