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This dish came together in a snap. While a bit of a diet buster, it was very satifying and delicious.

Ingredients
Salt
1/2 pound slab bacon, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 pound fresh or dried spinach fettuccine (I used regular, fresh pasta)
1 whole large egg, plus 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
2 cups baby spinach leaves (I used a handful of frozen, chopped spinach that I defrosted and drained)

Directions
Set a pot of salted water on the stove to boil.

In a heavy bottom skillet, cook the bacon and remove from the pan. You want to keep most of the drippings, but can drain off a bit to make it “healthier.”

While the bacon is cooking, mix together the cheese, eggs, and pepper. Add the pasta to the water and cook according to package directions. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water and mix into the cheese mixture.

Add the pasta to the skillet and toss with cheese mixture, bacon, and spinach.

Source: Claire Robinson

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While this lasagna does not beat my grandmother’s recipe, it is one of the best meals that I’ve ever had prepped and cooked in 30 minutes.

Ingredients
15 oz ricotta cheese
4 ounces baby spinach, chopped (I used frozen since I had it on hand)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, reserving 1/2 cup
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
24 oz marinara sauce
6 no-boil lasagna noodles

Directions
Combine the ricotta, spinach, 1-1/2 cupsmozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

In the bottom of a microwave-safe 8 inch square baking dish, spread 1/2 cup of the sauce. Top with two lasagna noodles, 1/2 cup of sauce and half the ricotta mixture. Repeat, rotating the direction of the noodles. Top the lasagna with the remaining two lasagna noodles and the remaining sauce.

The recipes says to then top the lasagna with the 1/2 cup remaining mozzarella and 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan. However, mine ended up sticking when I covered it with the wax paper in the next step so I would wait to add the cheese until the last couple minutes.

Cover lasagna with wax or parchment paper, then place a plate on top on top. Microwave on high power until the noodles are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Source: Real Simple