Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Penne

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Penne

A delicious and super-easy pasta dish.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

440 calories per serving 


160 g penne rigate   2 cups
22 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape)   1 1/2 cup
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
2 slices bacon, chopped   40 g
1/2 bunch arugula   80 g
50 g feta cheese, crumbled    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
2 tsp Parmesan cheese [optional]   2 g

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C /450°F.
  2. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  3. Lay the mini-tomatoes on an ovenproof dish. Pour in the oil then coat the tomatoes thoroughly with it. Bake 5-7 min, until the skins split open.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the bacon and sauté the pieces in a nonstick pan over medium heat until they are crispy, then drain them on a paper towel. Rinse and dry the arugula, remove and discard the stems, then set the leaves aside.
  5. Transfer the baked tomatoes and juices to the pan, add the crumbled cheese and put the bacon pieces back into the pan. Pour the drained penne into the pan, add the arugula and toss well. Add pepper to taste, grated parmesan and serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (310g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




14 g

22 %

Saturated 5 g
+ Trans 0 g

27 %


30 mg


610 mg

26 %


61 g

20 %


4 g

17 %


4 g


16 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

15 %


15 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Calcium | High Fibre

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