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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Bacon

Make this vegetarian by substituting 2 tablespoons olive oil for the bacon.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound short pasta, such as fusilli or penne
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup walnut halves, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Add broccoli rabe 2 minutes before pasta is done cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and set aside; drain pasta mixture.

  2. Step 2

    Add bacon to pasta pot and cook over medium-high until some fat renders, 2 minutes. Add walnuts and cook until nuts are toasted and bacon is lightly browned and crisp, 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add pasta mixture; toss to combine, adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan.

Source
Everyday Food, November 2010

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Reviews (1)

  • 8 Feb, 2011

    This dish was AWESOME (though we substituted SPINACH for the broccoli rabe)! We couldn't stop eating it. Simple to make and delicious . Highly recommend this!