Rachael Ray Every Day

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 4 minutes; reserve 2 tablespoons of the fat and drain the bacon on paper towels.

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  • In a large saucepan, heat the bacon fat over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add 4 cups water and the salt and bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is just tender and the liquid is more than halfway absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the beans, zucchini and peas and season with salt and pepper. Return to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are fork-tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan, herbs and lemon peel.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pasta and vegetables to bowls. Top with more parmesan and the reserved bacon.

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