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Healthy Bacon & Pumpkin Pasta


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This healthy bacon and pumpkin pasta is made with a creamy pumpkin sauce, whole wheat pasta shells, and crumbled bacon. 300 calories per serving.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups dry whole grain shells
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ounce light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions or green onions

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and return to pan. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Add pumpkin through salt and pepper and stir until cream cheese is melted and mixture is warmed through.
  3. Divide between two bowls and top with crumbled bacon and green onions.

Notes

I’ve also made this with caramelized onions for a little sweeter, more buttery flavor.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian-Inspired

Keywords: healthy bacon pumpkin pasta, pumpkin pasta, bacon pasta