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Bow-tie Pasta with Bacon, Brussel sprouts, Greenbeans and Lemon

Last Modified: 01/26/08
First Published: 12/03/07
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This is a great tasting, easy-to-prepare pasta dish. Bacon goes excellent with green vegetables andpasta lemon, and some dry vermouth and garlic adds some extra flavor.
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General Info
Servings: 6
Total Cost: $15.46
Cost Per Serving: $2.58
Total Calories: 3,547
Calories/Serving: 591
Bacon, Cooked (1 pound bacon cooked) * 4.50 Ounces $5.52 690
Pasta, Bowtie * 1.00 Pound $1.52 1,620
Brussel Sprouts (about 10 sprouts) * 210.00 Grams $1.62 80
Green Beans, Frozen 1 Cup 110.00 Grams $0.86 34
Vermouth, Dry, Generic 750 ml Bottle 1/2 Cup 112.00 Grams $1.12 220
Garlic (2 cloves) * 6.00 Grams $0.03 9
Lemon, Whole (1 lemon, zest and juice) * 108.00 Grams $0.40 22
Vinegar, Balsamic 1 Tablespoon 15.00 Grams $0.27 10
Parmesan cheese 2 Cups 200.00 Grams $4.12 862

6 servings
16 oz bow-tie pasta (or other smaller pasta)
1 pound bacon, diced
10 brussel sprouts, sliced thinly
1 cup green beans, cut in bite-size pieces
½ cup dry vermouth
2 garlic cloves, chopped
zest from ½ lemon
juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Saute the bacon until crispy. Place the bacon on a plate covered with papertowel, discard about half of the fat. Saute the brussel sprouts and the green beans in the bacon fat until al-dente.

Cook the pasta in salted water. When the vegetables are almost cooked, de-glaze with dry vermouth and scrape the pan well to get all the bits. Add the bacon, the lemon juice and the zest. When the pasta is done, drain and add it to the pot. Stir well to combine and add Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper.

Serve immediately with some nice bread and a glass of wine.