One-Pot Green Bean and Bacon Pasta

shell pasta, bacon, green beans, lemon-Parmesan sauce

1709 Recipe

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 15 Minutes and Under | Calories: 557 | Allergens: Contains Milk (Parmesan) + Wheat (Pasta). May contain Egg. | Excellent Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin A | Good Source of: Vitamin A


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Saucepan with Lid
  • - Measuring Cup
  • - Zester

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Bacon
  • - Green Beans
  • - Lemon
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Shell Pasta
  • - shredded Parmesan

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The herbal, very light red Schiava will be able to match both the bacon and the vegetables.

Beer Pairings

Choose an English-style Brown Porter to cut through the richness of the bacon.

TK Table Talk:

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten that contained bacon?

What To Do:

1. Bacon may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

One-Pot Green Bean and Bacon Pasta - Step 1

2. Prep Ingredients: Chop bacon. Cut green beans into bite-size pieces. Grate zest and squeeze juice from lemon.

One-Pot Green Bean and Bacon Pasta - Step 2

3. Cook Bacon: In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp.

One-Pot Green Bean and Bacon Pasta - Step 3

4. Cook Pasta: Add garlic to bacon in pan. Cook 1 minute. Add pasta and 2½ cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Uncover and add green beans. Cook 3 more minutes or until pasta and green beans are tender.

One-Pot Green Bean and Bacon Pasta - Step 4

5. Finish Pasta: Remove pan from heat. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To Serve: Divide pasta evenly between 2 bowls or plates.

Pro Tip:

Cooking the pasta with the sauce may seem different, but it allows the noodles to soak up the bacon and garlic flavors. Add ¼ to ½ cup more water if needed as the pasta cooks.
Spice it Up!: Stir in some of the basil that’s taken over your garden.

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