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Bacon and Pea Pasta

Bacon and Pea Pasta is my go-to meal when I'm in a hurry! Quick and tasty with minimal ingredients, this is the dream on a busy weeknight.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bacon, pasta, peas
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 831kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Conchiglie or your favourite pasta shapes
  • 6 slices streaky bacon cut into bite sized pieces
  • 100 grams frozen peas
  • 50 grams grated parmesan cheese plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta to packet instructions. Add the frozen peas for the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crispy then turn the heat to the lowest setting.
  • Drain the pasta and peas, reserving a cup of the pasta cooking water.
  • Add the peas and pasta to the pan with the bacon and toss. Stir in the cheese with 2-3 tablespoons of pasta water and stir until combined. Stir in more pasta water until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with extra grated cheese to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 831kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 855mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 799IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 3mg