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Pat's Simple Penne

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"Easy as one, two, three! Everyone loves this - from kids to adults. Also great as leftovers and is super served alone or with grilled chicken."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 501 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat.
  3. Add sliced onions to skillet and cook over medium heat in bacon fat until slightly browned. Add broth, hot pepper flakes, and bacon; simmer until ready to serve.
  4. Add penne to mixture in skillet and heat until warmed through; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 501 calories; 28.3 g fat; 42 g carbohydrates; 19.2 g protein; 39 mg cholesterol; 1301 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This had a good flavor and was super simple...very good for busy weeknights. For that I give it a 4 star! I took it a little further though by jazzing it up a little (aka... made it totally unh...

Most helpful critical review

put in some spinach for extra umph... real simple but it is a nice mix of flavors

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This had a good flavor and was super simple...very good for busy weeknights. For that I give it a 4 star! I took it a little further though by jazzing it up a little (aka... made it totally unh...

This was a pretty good simple recipe that my family enjoyed (including my 2 year old). I used smoked sausage instead of bacon, and added peas. Both were tasty. It could use a little more flav...

put in some spinach for extra umph... real simple but it is a nice mix of flavors

This was really good. I added small white beans. Spinach would be good also. Quick and healthy-(use your own home-made chicken broth of course)

This is a yummy dish thats really easy to make. I think that next time, and there will be a next time, I might add some extra tomatoes.

This was pretty bland but okay. Add some zing and it'd be way better.

I enjoyed the flavor of this pasta...but the bacon lost all of its crispness and became very limp after simmering in the broth. Perhaps cutting the bacon into smaller pieces and only using hal...

Super easy and tasted good. Family liked it. Not a stellar, serve it for company kind of dish but a good basic easy weeknight dinner. I will certainly make it again.

Added cut up chicken breast to skillet with onion, and two cloves of minced garlic. After adding broth I added cut up zucchini. Another reviewer recommended spinach, which sound great but unfort...