8 ounces dry penne pasta - try the whole wheat version!
4 ounces Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese Wedges, cut into pieces
1 cup milk
1 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, torn
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
In a large pot, heat water to boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile . . .
In a large skillet, heat Laughing Cow cheese, milk and Parmesan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts and mixture is well-blended.
Stir in bacon, spinach, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and nutmeg.
Reduce heat and continue to stir until mixture is evenly heated through.
Add to drained pasta and toss to coat.
Serve in pretty bowls and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan and black pepper. Fresh fruit salad and warm bread make it a quick meal.
- Cream cheese may be substituted for the Laughing Cow.
- This is the perfect time to pull out 4 slices of pre-cooked bacon and crisp it in the microwave.
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