This combination of garden vegetables is great over pasta, rice or bread. Spring onions, zucchini and bacon is a tasty and easy meal to prepare this summer.

Spring Onion & Zucchini with Bacon Over Pasta

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I love that it is spring and we have farmer’s markets that are starting to fill up with delicious foods. Spring onion is a welcome sight as well as fresh zucchini. This recipe is the tastiest of fresh garden foods. I tend to buy spring onions very infrequently because I save the little rooted buds at the end and tuck them in some dirt. They work in a pot or right in your garden. I have had luck with them producing for about 3-4 cuttings then needing replanting.


I sliced up the spring onions and zucchini in inch long diagonal cuts, but you can chop them up how ever you like. If you prefer to keep the meal vegetarian you can eliminate the bacon and bacon grease. In our family we enjoy bacon. Therefore, I always have a fresh supply of bacon grease to use in a pan as an alternative to olive oil. During my weekly prep following grocery shopping I bake a whole package of bacon, then when we want some just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

We Love Bacon

Check out other ways I prep foods so I don’t have to spend all my time in the kitchen keeping my family fed. I pour the left over grease straight from the baking dish into a mason jar and store it on my shelf. It gets used in a variety of recipes from greasing pans and griddles to tossing into pasta sauces. Anywhere you need a little oil with some added flavor.

The next day I was happy to have leftovers for lunch and looked forward to my spring onions and zucchini. I ended up popping some roma tomatoes I found at the store and sprinkling the pasta with some Asiago cheese. There aren’t any in my garden yet, I can’t wait for them to start. It would also taste good with sun dried tomatoes that you can actually make in your oven. I used up all of mine when I was making my sun dried tomato hummusThis combination of garden vegetables is great over pasta, rice or bread. Spring onions, zucchini and bacon is a tasty and easy meal to prepare this summer.

Enjoy this Tasty Tuesday recipe. This, like all of our recipes here at Fun Happiness and Life, are free of our food allergens. This recipe is nut free and seed free. In this case the recipe can be easily made vegetarian by replacing bacon grease with olive oil, dairy free and egg free. Check out my other Tasty Tuesday posts for more meal ideas for your family.

Spring Onion & Zucchini with Bacon Over Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 strips of bacon, chopped up
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pasta

Instructions

  1. Heat up bacon grease over medium high heat until melted.
  2. While that's heating up chop up onions and zucchini, pop it in the pan. Saute for 4 minutes until just getting tender and slightly browned.
  3. Push veggies to side of pan and add bacon. Fry up to desired crispness.
  4. Add pepper flakes and salt, toss to combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Serve over pasta, rice or bread.

Notes

Roma tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes make a great addition to this dish.

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This combination of garden vegetables is great over pasta, rice or bread. Spring onions, zucchini and bacon is a tasty and easy meal to prepare this summer.

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