Acini Di Pepe With Zucchini and Peppers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

adapted from fine cooking light, this is a colorful summery side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. bring a pot of water to a boil, add acini di pepe and some salt, cook according to package directions until al dente, drain.
  2. mix with 1 tbsp olive oil and set aside.
  3. heat remaining oil in a skillet.
  4. add carrots and onion, cook for 8 minutes.
  5. add garlic, zucchini and peppers, season with salt and pepper to taste, saute 5 minutes.
  6. add wine and scrape up any brown bits.
  7. add the pasta to the pan and stir, combining everything.
  8. remove pan from heat, stir in parsley, oregano, romano cheese. season with salt and pepper, serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent, tasty. Makes a HUGE amount. Used as a side, it served 3 people 3 meals, but it reheats very well in the microwave. It's great with fish. More cheese is definitely better. Chia, thanks for posting.

4 5

We really enjoyed this dish altho' it is a tad short on flavour for my taste. The consistency is great....will definitrly make again.

5 5

Very delicious and easy, and a nice alternative to the usual side dishes. I doubled the recipe but only used about 1 1/2 times the amount of pasta--I cooked a double portion but it seemed like too much when it was time to mix it all together.