Two-Pea Pasta with Bacon Breadcrumbs

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Two-Pea Pasta with Bacon Breadcrumbs
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
You can use any short pasta in place of the ziti.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


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8 cups water
8 ounces uncooked ziti
1 cup frozen green peas
8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved diagonally
2 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
2 large garlic cloves, sliced
1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)


1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta; cook 5 minutes. Add green peas and sugar snap peas; cook 1 minute or until pasta is done. Drain.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 3 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Add panko; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until browned. Remove panko mixture from pan. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add green onions and garlic; cook 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in stock, salt, and pepper; cook 3 minutes. Stir in pasta mixture, juice, and Parmesan cheese; toss. Top with panko mixture.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 365
Fat 7.5 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 394 mg
Calcium 148 mg