BLT Pasta with Shrimp

Lunch / Dinner

BLT Pasta with Shrimp

There’s a reason BLTs are loved by just about everyone. But when you’re looking for something a little more creative, this twist on the classic sandwich delivers. Simply substitute pasta for bread, and spinach for lettuce, then throw in quick-cooking shrimp to add more protein, and dinner is on the table.


4 servings

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Cook penne in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

Cook bacon in a sauté pan until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Drain all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from pan.

Sauté shrimp in drippings over medium-high heat until firm, 12 minutes per side; transfer to plate with bacon.

Add tomatoes and scallions to pan; cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, Dijon, and pepper flakes.

Add spinach, pasta, bacon, and shrimp to pan, tossing to combine; season with salt and black pepper.


Cooking the shrimp in drippings adds flavor, but remove them as they’re done to avoid overcooking.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 350

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g 15%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Cholesterol 158mg 52%

Sodium 1074mg 44%

Carbs 37g 12%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 28g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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