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Recipe: Pasta with Corn and Bacon

Posted by: on September, 11 2013

Dress Your Pasta with Fresh Produce (and Bacon!)

Use this recipe to carbo-load without tomato sauce.

If you’ve had enough of standard tomato-sauce-and-pasta carbo-loading, give this recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook a try.

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 You’ll still get your precious pasta, and assembling the stuff that tops it is almost as easy as heating up a jar of Ragu. Instead of preservatives and sugar, you’ll be taking in fresh veggies, and as long as you drain and blot the bacon well, it shouldn’t upset your stomach during the next day’s race or long run. (You might want to skip the cheese if fat gets to you, but if it doesn’t, top away.)

Angel Hair with Bacon and Sweet Corn
Recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook

What you’ll need:
8 ounces angel hair pasta

8 ounces bacon, chopped

2 ears uncooked sweet corn
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
grated parmesan
squeeze of lemon juice

How to make it:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until al dente.
While the pasta is boiling, fry the bacon in a medium saute pan. When bacon gets crispy, drain off fat and wrap in paper towels to remove any excess grease.
Use a knife to cut the kernels off the ears of corn.
Drain the pasta. Transfer pasta, bacon, and corn to a large bowl. Add tomato, basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Fold everything together. Top with grated parmesan and lemon juice. Serves 2.

Republished with permission of VeloPress from The Feed Zone Cookbook. Try more recipes at www.feedzonecookbook.com.