Spaghetti With Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bacon, Parsley, and Parmesan

October 22, 2013 in Recipes by Anna

With fresh ingredients, this spaghetti with zucchini, tomatoes, bacon, parsley, and parmesan packs a flavorful punch. Your family will be craving more so you may want to plan on cooking it twice in the next few weeks!

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Spaghetti with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bacon, Parsley, and Parmesan = Z, T, B, P, and P Spaghetti = Yummy!

I’m not kidding…this recipe is SO GOOD! I hope you’ll enjoy as much as my family has.

Ingredients for Spaghetti with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bacon, Parsley and Parmesan

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cooking Spray

One Box of Spaghetti

One Pint of Cherry Tomatoes

Two Zucchini Squash

One Package of Bacon

About 1/4C Shredded Parmesan Cheese

About 1/8C Chopped Fresh Parsley

Recipe for ZTBP&P Spaghetti

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400° F and spray a wire rack set inside a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place bacon on the wire rack.

Step 2:  Bake bacon in the oven until crispy; time varies by oven. (It is very important to start with the bacon because it takes the longest time to cook!)

Step 3: Warm a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Wash and slice zucchini.

Step 4: Add sliced zucchini to the pan and cook until tender.

add zucchini to the spaghetti

Step 5: Once zucchini is tender, add the cherry tomatoes and cover the pan.

add tomatoes to zucchini for spaghetti

Step 6: In a separate pot, salt and boil water and cook spaghetti according to the box directions, minus one minute of cooking time for al dente.

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Step 7: When the bacon is done, allow it to cool to touch and then crumble it with your hands. (Feel free to eat a few slices of bacon at this point, because you don’t necessarily need the whole package for the recipe. ;))

bacon strips for the spaghetti

Step 8: When the cherry tomatoes have burst in the pan, remove the lid and add the bacon. (If you need to, you can crush the tomatoes to open them up if everything else is ready.)

sauce for spaghetti

Step 9: Once the pasta is done cooking, drain it and add it to the pan and mix all of the ingredients together. If you need to add more olive oil, do so now.

Step 10: Add parsley and top with shredded parmesan.

Spaghetti with zucchini, tomatoes, bacon, and parsley

That’s it! Tell me what you think once you try it. We thought it was delicious and even the smallest eater in the house consumed a portion!

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What is your favorite type of pasta to cook with?