Springtime Pasta with Bacon

photoThis in a slightly altered version of a recipe found in the March 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine. I find it tastes best warm. The recipe make 8 servings.






Springtime Pasta with Bacon

1 (16-ounce) package orecchiette pasta
1 cup frozen sweet peas
8 radishes, cut into wedges
2 large carrots, grated
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
6 thick bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding sweet peas during last minute of cook time. Drain.

Toss pasta mixture with radishes and next 5 ingredients; season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with bacon and crumbled goat cheese.

By my calculations – Per serving – Calories: 379, Total Fat: 14.8g, Sat. Fat: 4.7g, Carbs: 47.7g, Fiber: 3.6g, Protein: 13.5g


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