Acini Di What? Creamy Acini Di Pepe Recipe With Zucchini & Parmesan Is a Must Try by Donna John

Side Dishes Pasta
3 months ago
Acini Di What? Creamy Acini Di Pepe Recipe With Zucchini & Parmesan Is a Must Try

Tired of the same ol' rice or potato side dishes? Try this easy recipe for acini di pepe with zucchini and Parmesan. What is acini di pepe? Acini di pepe is a form of pasta and means "grains of pepper" in Italian. If you can't find acini di pepe, you could substitute orzo or pastina. And guess what? Your picky eater won't even know the zucchini is there.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 to 9 minutes
Total Time: 9 to 14 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup acini di pepe
  • 1 zucchini, finely shredded using a grater
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook acini di pepe according to package directions, about 4 to 9 minutes. Drain well. 
  2. Add zucchini, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest and Parmesan. Mix well. 
  3. Season with black pepper, to taste. Serve.

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