BLT Linguini

 

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces uncooked multigrain linguine
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • Grilled chicken breast - optional to boost servings or for more oomph
  • 1 plum tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 or 4 large basil leaves, shredded
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
 
  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. 
  3. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings.
  4. In the drippings, saute tomato and garlic for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. 
  5. Stir in the bacon, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Drain linguine; add to the skillet. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley; toss to coat. 
 
Yield: 2 servings.

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