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Warm Pasta And Spinach Salad

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Ingredients
  Fresh spinach 10 Ounce, washed, stems removed and torn into bite-size pieces (1 Package)
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, sliced
  Pasta twists/Ziti 8 Ounce, cooked, rinsed with cold water and drained
  Red onion 1 Medium, sliced
  Uncooked bacon slice 6 , coarsely chopped
  Corn starch 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mayonnaise/Real /light mayonnaise /low fat 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mayonnaise dressing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large serving bowl, toss spinach, mushrooms, pasta and red onion and keep aside.

MAKING
2. Into a medium – sized skillet over medium high heat cook bacon such that it gets crisp and transfer it using a slotted spoon to a bowl or a container discarding except only two tablespoons of drippings from the skillet.
3. In a small bowl, mix corn starch, sugar, salt and pepper and add it to the skillet containing the remaining drippings.
4. Using a wire whisk, whisk the contents in the skillet such that the mixture is smooth.
5. To the mixture in the skillet, stir in mayonnaise, then slowly water and vinegar to blend well.
6. Let the mixture boil over medium heat and while stirring constantly.
7. After it has boiled for 1 minute, pour it over the spinach mixture.

SERVING
8. Toss bacon with the mixture to coat well and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 956 Calories from Fat 576

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g98.1%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55.8 mg18.6%

Sodium 1460.6 mg60.9%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25.3%

Sugars 13.9 g

Protein 16 g31.3%

Vitamin A 177.3% Vitamin C 49.9%

Calcium 10.7% Iron 25.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Warm Pasta And Spinach Salad Recipe