This Week’s Recipe: One Pot Pesto Pasta with Bacon

One Pot Pesto Pasta with Bacon



Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • Stove
  • Nonstick Skillet


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 zucchinissliced
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups pasta
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Salt + pepper


  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, remove, chop, and set aside.
  • Add the zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and a pinch of salt to the skillet and sauté until the zucchini is tender and beginning to brown in spots, 5-7 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a plate or bowl and set aside.
  • Add the pasta, 3 cups water, and ½ teaspoon salt to the skillet. Boil, stirring frequently until the pasta is tender and most of the water has been absorbed – about 10 minutes (but check package directions). You can add more water if needed, or drain at the end if there is excess. Remove from heat.
  • Toss the pasta with the pesto, then toss in the vegetables, parmesan cheese, chopped bacon, and pine nuts. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Enjoy!
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