*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   PASTA WITH MARINARA SAUCE AND RICOTTA
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Italian
                 Sauces
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       sl           Bacon -- diced
    1                    Onion -- chopped
      1/2   ts           Red Pepper Flakes
    1                    Jar (14oz) Marinara Sauce
   15       oz           Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
      1/4   c            Parmesan Cheese *
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Freshly Ground Pepper
      1/4   c            Flat-leaf Parsley -- chopped
    1       lb           Pene or Ziti -- cooked
 
    * Freshly grated Cook bacon in large saucepan until crisp; drain on paper
   towel. Discard all but 1 tbsp drippings from skillet. Add onion and red
   pepper flakes; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender,
   about 5 mins. Add marinara sauce and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, in a mixer
   bowl, beat ricotta, Parmesan, salt and pepper until creamy. Stir in
   parsley. Toss pasta immediately with marinara sauce and bacon. Pass
   ricotta.
    Per serving: 725 Calories; 33g Protein; 20g Fat; 103g Carbohydrates;
   1,246mg Sodium; 44mg Cholesterol.
  
 
 
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