Pasta with bacon and beans “ one pot wonder”

Irisa Raina 9


I freeze the rest of the noodle and green bean for another use. And all the mess is done because they are already cooked.

I usually make this with frozen green peas…NEVER CANNED but was out….I think I am the only one who keeps peas in her freezer.
And I have made this with broccoli or asparagus

And if your concerned about the bacon grease, after you fry the onions and peppers, simply remove them and wipe the pan with a paper towel.

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15 Min
25 Min


1 lb. pasta i used penne but you can use any kind you like
8 oz of cut green beans frozen
½ lb. bacon cut into bite size pieces
½ medium white onion chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes or to taste
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
parmesan cheese for top

How to Make Pasta with bacon and beans “ one pot wonder”


  • 1Cook pasta with green beans in a large frying pan, till the pasta is almost done, for about 5 minutes, drain.
  • 2In same frying pan fry bacon until it is crisp.
  • 3Remove the bacon and fry the onions, black pepper & red pepper flakes in the bacon grease.
  • 4“ How good does that sound? “
  • 5When that is done toss ½ the noodles, green beans all of the bacon and onions together back into the frying pan.
  • 6And on a low heat, toss and top with Parmesan cheese.
  • 7As soon as it is all warm and the cheese has started to melt shut off the heat.
  • 8Top with additional Parmesan cheese and more red pepper flakes.

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About Pasta with bacon and beans “ one pot wonder”

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy