Recipe For Green Bean And Bacon Pasta

There is something rewarding about being able to go into your garden and forage for dinner. We do not have a vegetable garden as yet. This was on my to do list for the December holidays and I am still hoping to get it done. It really depends on the weather of course. We are in the middle of our heat wave season, and when it is not hot, it is raining. Despite us not having a garden set out, the gardener decided to plant some green beans next to the temporary fence. The fence is there to keep the dogs away from the building site when we have builders at the house. At the moment it is being used constantly, not because we have builders, but because Molly insists on turning the tortoises over onto their backs. This will kill them, so Molly and Patch have been relegated to the small garden and the tortoises have this large space to get lost in. Stanley, our one tortoise has decided the beans are for her. I caught her the other day demolishing a whole plant. So, before she could get to all of them I harvested some green beans for us – and decided to use them straight away in a pasta dish.

"Green Bean And Bacon Pasta"
Green Bean And Bacon Pasta
Green Bean And Bacon Pasta
 
Ingredients
  • 80g green beans, chopped
  • 3 rashers back bacon, sliced
  • 15g butter
  • 10 rosa tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves pickled garlic, sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 15mls white wine
  • 30mls cream
Method
  1. put the pasta water on to boil
  2. blanch the beans and set aside
  3. now start cooking your pasta
  4. fry the bacon in a large frying pan until crispy
  5. deglaze the pan with the butter
  6. add the tomatoes, the garlic and the beans
  7. season to taste
  8. add the wine and the cream
  9. toss the pasta through the sauce

I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Jamie of Cookin’ With Moxie

Tandy

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21 thoughts on “Recipe For Green Bean And Bacon Pasta

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  2. Love the pasta and love the post. Here in Nova Scotia, we do occasionally come across a turtle or two, but to actually have tortoise in your back yard, which would definitely be fun for my little grandsons, they’ll have to visit you… or a zoo.

    Thanks for being a great part of Presto Pasta Night Roundups.

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    1. they can come and visit, with you, anytime! Shabbat Shalom dear Ruth 🙂

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  3. Bacon makes everything taste wonderful. Beautiful pasta dish! Take care, BAM

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    1. you are so right BAM 🙂

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  4. Lovely pasta dish Tandy…so colorful and tasty. Great for a weekday dinner.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

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    1. thank you Juliana – and the same wishes to you 🙂

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  5. Yummy pasta and so colorful! Very tempting.

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    1. thank you for the visit Asmita 🙂

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  6. Oooh, delicious, Tandy, and a wonderful way to serve pasta! Thanks – will be making this shortly!

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    1. thank you for the tweet! And please let me know what you think once you have made it 🙂

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  7. Pasta and green beans, sounds great! I love both!

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    1. me too Jen 🙂

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  8. This sounds really tasty.I love green beans, as your Stanley obviously does too. 😉 He knows what’s good for him. Thanks for the superb recipe, Tandy. xxx

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    1. my pleasure AD 🙂

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  9. I wish I had a garden also, but in NYC it’s almost impossible! What a tasty pasta!

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    1. you can do a nice windowsill garden if it ever gets the sun – but I am sure you have double glazing for the noise and cold!

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  10. Beans and bacon go so well together – never thought of adding them to pasta. Great idea!

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    1. I will add anything to pasta 🙂

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  11. I haven’t seen our girl tortoise for a couple of weeks – most concerning!
    Great looking pasta.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. I have not seen one of our babies in months – I think our resident eagle has had them for breakfast 🙂

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