Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bacon, Zucchini and Butter Bean Pasta

So I told you yesterday that I am currently doing a stock take of my pantry and freezer and using up bits and pieces that I have lying around.

One such item was several cans of butter beans. My pantry is always pretty well stocked with beans, pulses and diced tomatoes. They are the base to a lot of our dinners. But it seems that we have recently accumulated a large amount of butter beans for some reason.

Anyway, this quick and easy pasta sure helped reduce the quantity of butter beans in the pantry.


2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbs of olive oil
4 rashers of bacon
1 large zucchini
italian herbs
1 can of butter beans
1 cup of uncooked pasta of your choice.
parmasen cheese
salt and pepper

You could add onion too, I just didn't have any on hand.


Boil water and cook pasta as per packet directions.

Heat oil in frying pan and add diced bacon. Fry off for a few minutes then add garlic and zucchini.

Continue to cook for a few minutes and then add tomatoes. Bring to a gentle simmer. Add butter beans. You just want to heat the butter beans through.

Add cooked pasta and stir through.

Season with salt and pepper and parmesan cheese to serve.

What item do you always have lots of in your pantry?

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