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Diabetic Cavatappi Pomodoro

3 cups cavatappi, uncooked
2 slices bacon
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 oz) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes,

1/4 cup tomato paste
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 cup 2% shredded Italian 3 cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 1 tsp drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.

2. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and crushed pepper; simmer 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

3. Drain pasta & return to pan. Crumble bacon. Add to pasta with sauce; toss to coat.
Spoon onto a platter; top with cheese and basil.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1-1/2 Cups per serving.

Cavatappi is a tubular corkscrew pasta. If unavailable, you can use penne or mostaccioli instead.

For more heat, increase crushed red pepper to your own preference.

(High Calcium, Low Fat, Low Calorie, Diabetic)

Nutrition Information:
Calories 390, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 1120mg,
Carbohydrates: 59g, Fiber 4g, Sugars 10g, Protein 19g, Vitamin A 25 %DV, Vitamin C 45 %DV,
Calcium 45 %DV, Iron 20 %DV
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