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Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Lemon

A wonderful dish which can be a side or a main if chicken is added."


3 tablespoons olive oil
3 rashers bacon,chopped
1 onion chopped
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 T fresh thyme leaves
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted


1) Cook the pasta in a large pan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and return to the pan to keep warm.
2) Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the bacon and onion and stir over medium heat for 4 minutes or until the bacon is brown and the onion has softened. Add the pasta, lemon juice, thyme, tomatoes and pine nuts. stir over low heat for 2 minutes to heat through.

note: Sun dried tomatoes will become bitter if heated too much. Variation: use pancetta instead of bacon if preferred.

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Nutritional Information
Per Serving

protein 13g; fat25g; carbohydrates 47 g;dietary fiber 5g;cholesterol 10mg;471calories

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