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.
Servings: 2 servings
- 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
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.
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