BLT in a bowl


Forks at attention' This shakeup of the classic sandwich uses noodles instead of bread.

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ACTIVE: 25 MIN I TOTAL: 25 MIN I SERVES 4

1 Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and return it to the pot.

2 Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Break into pieces.

3 Discard all but 2 Tbsp of the drippings and return the skillet to medium heat. Add the onion, season with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender,5 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and arugula and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.

4 Toss the onion-tomato mixture with the pasta and fold in the bacon. Serve hot or at room temperature.

PER SERVING: 505 CAL, 16 G FAT (6 G SAT FAT), 27 MG CHOl, 604 MG SOD, 20 G PRO, 71 G CAR, 5 G FIBER

make-ahead tip Prepare the recipe without the bacon (substitute 2 Tbsp oil for the drippings) and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Before serving, bring the pasta to room temperature. Cook the bacon, break into pieces and fold it into the pasta.