Rating: 3.4 stars
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 4

This pasta softens the bitterness of broccoli rabe with salty bacon and crunchy-sweet walnuts for a quick supper.

Everyday Food, November 2010

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prep:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Cook's Notes

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

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Reviews (1)

87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
02/08/2011
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!