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


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 ........

WLBETH's Review

October 10, 2014

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!