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Ramp Pasta with Tomato and Bacon

Ramp Pasta with Tomato and Bacon


Try this quick and easy pasta dish whenever you can get your hands on fresh ramps. Combined with tomatoes, capers, and bacon--this pasta is a winner.


  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup ramp, wild leek
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 4 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch white sugar, or to taste


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water. Cut a small "x" into the bottom of each tomato.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add tomatoes to the boiling water. Cook for 30 seconds until skin starts to peel off. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander. Immediately immerse in the ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain, peel, and chop.
  3. Combine tomatoes, ramps, capers, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a blender; blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Add bacon and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add tomato-ramp mixture and cook until hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of pasta water and mix to combine. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar.
  6. Drain penne and mix with sauce.

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Ramp Pasta with Tomato and Bacon

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 629.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 38 %
carbohydrates: 29 %
dietary fiber: 22 %
fat: 35 %
saturated fat: 27 %
cholesterol: 5 %
vitamin a iu: 23 %
niacin equivalents: 67 %
vitamin b6: 20 %
vitamin c: 24 %
folate: 7 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 23 %
magnesium: 26 %
potassium: 15 %
sodium: 9 %
thiamin: 15 %
calories from fat:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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