OK so it's really Bacon~Broccoli~Tomato~Pasta but it is so good!!!!! The cherry tomatoes are fresh from our garden (my Father in Law's green thumb print!) This is another super easy, super quick pasta with a lot of natural flavor. I made it before we ran out of the house for our local Bayonne, NJ National Night Out. What a beautiful, fun night!!! Gabriel got to sit on a police motorcycle & tons of neighbors & friends & family were there!
Bacon, Broccoli & Tomato Pasta
- 6 slices of Bacon
- 1/2 cup cherry or grape Tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup Broccoli florets
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Zest & juice of 1 Lemon
- 1/2 lb-1 lb. Pasta
- fresh, grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prep 1 baking sheet with a level roasting rack or parchment paper & place bacon evenly on it.
On a 2nd baking sheet, place the broccoli florets & halved tomatoes. Sprinkle liberally with the olive oil.
Place BOTH baking sheets in the oven & roast for 20 - 25 minutes, until the bacon is crisped & the veggies are browned on the edges.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to box directions.
Chop up the bacon into pieces & mix with the broccoli, tomatoes & pasta. Zest the lemon & add the juice, along with more extra virgin olive oil, toss, top with parmesan cheese & serve.
|Gabriel @ National Night Out|
YUM. The roasting brings out the flavors of the fresh veg. & adds to the pasta. ENJOY!