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Two-Pea Pasta with Bacon Breadcrumbs

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
You can use any short pasta in place of the ziti.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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