Farfalle with Green Beans and Pecans in Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bacon, green beans, pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 711 kcal

If you're looking for a delicious pasta dinner, you'll love the smoky flavor of the fire roasted tomatoes and the crunch of pecans in this tasty meal.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled or chopped
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Vermouth
  • 3 cups fresh green beans trimmed, cut into 1" pieces and blanched
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb dried Farfelle pasta
  • 1 tablespoon of Kosher salt


  1. Place covered pasta pot filled 3/4 with water over high heat.
  2. Heat skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and heat to shimmering. Saute shallots and garlic until soft and translucent. Add crumbled bacon, pecans, and green beans. Add freshly ground black pepper over the bean mixture, to taste. Stir to coat and incorporate, then add tomatoes and Vermouth. Bring sauce to a boil and cook on a high simmer (still bubbling) until most of the liquid has cooked out leaving a nice sauce. Turn off heat until pasta is done. Keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, when pasta water boils remove lid and add Kosher salt. Add pasta and cook as package directs. Before draining pasta, reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Drain pasta, combine with sauce and bean mixture. Add some of the reserved pasta water if needed to moisten.
Nutrition Facts
Farfalle with Green Beans and Pecans in Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 2042mg 85%
Potassium 830mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 102g 34%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 11g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 25.2%
Calcium 9.8%
Iron 22.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.