Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

You can use any short pasta in place of the ziti.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

AmyNJames's Review

September 18, 2014
This was a simple, light meal, great for a weekday dinner! I will double the Panko breadcrumbs next time. They make the dish!

WLBETH's Review

October 10, 2014


April 29, 2016
Needed a quick meal from what I had on hand and this fit the bill.  The breadcrumb topping is the icing on the pasta!  You could use any green veggie, I had the frozen peas and some snow peas, can't wait to try it with asparagus.  But don't skimp on the bacon breadcrumbs ........