Thursday, July 12, 2012

Radiatore with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bacon and Feta

"Mom, what's for dinner?"

"Pasta."

"Oh good, macaroni and cheese?"

"Uh, no...radiatore with zucchini, tomatoes, bacon and feta."

{silence}

{more silence}

But I'm pleased to report they cleaned their plates and Curt even went back for seconds!



Radiatore with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bacon and Feta



3/4 pound short pasta such as radiatore or cavatappi
4 slices bacon
2 medium zucchini,  quartered lengthwise and sliced
1/4 of a red onion, sliced (soak red onion in ICE water for about 20 minutes before using, it takes the bite out of the onion)
Sea salt and pepper
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
4 ounces Feta, crumbled
1/2 cup spicy oregano, chopped

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, saving about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove, let cool and break into pieces. Drain most of the bacon fat from the skillet, leaving about a tablespoon. Add zucchini, onion and tomatoes to the skillet and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the vegetables are tender and tomatoes are softened, about 4 to 6 minutes.



Add the pasta and the cooking water to the skillet and toss to mix. Remove from the heat and add bacon and feta. Sprinkle with spicy oregano and serve immediately.


2 comments:

  1. Elizabeth KnightJuly 12, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    I just found your blog as I was looking for ways to use all the produce from our garden. This looks like a good place to start.

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