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Bacony Egg noodles with Green Beans

Bacony Egg noodles with Green Beans

by 25 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 35 mins

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can  (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 3/4 pound extra-wide egg noodles
Directions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until golden, about 8 minutes. Push the bacon to the side of the pan and add the onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook until the onion is softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
  2. Meanwhile, add the green beans to the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a colander; season with salt and pepper and cover to keep warm.
  3. Return the water to a boil, add the noodles and cook until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Toss the noodles with the sauce, adding the pasta water if needed to thin the sauce; season. Divide among 4 plates; serve with the green beans.
Tip Bring Beans Back Up to Temp!
  • Place the green beans in a colander and dip into the pasta water briefly to reheat; drain before serving.
Tip An extra buck will buy you...
  • ...mini meatballs. Roll 1/3 lb. seasoned lean ground beef into 1-inch balls; broil on a rimmed baking sheet until browned.