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Creamy Bacon and Pea Pasta


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

Creamy, cheesy, and made with two types of peas plus bacon, this creamy bacon and pea pasta is a simple weeknight meal that’s super fast to make and everyone will enjoy!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1 cup roughly chopped snow peas
  • 1 cup freshly shelled green peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked according to directions
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the raw bacon on a cutting board with a sharp knife. After the bacon is chopped, add it to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crispy.
  2. Move the bacon with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Leave the bacon drippings in the pan.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the bacon grease and cook over medium heat until soft, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the cream cheese, cream, and cheeses, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the chopped snow peas, green peas, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture reach a simmer and then let it cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve the hot cream mixture on top of hot cooked noodles.
  7. Sprinkle some of the cooked bacon on top of each serving and salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

  • You can use frozen peas in place of the fresh green peas, no need to thaw.
  • When cooking the final mixture, be sure to let it gently simmer, not boil. The cream cheese could curdle if you cook it too high.
  • If you don’t have any snow peas, you could double the normal peas, but if you can, try to get them. They have a different crunch and sweetness then the other type of pea and the combo of the two peas was really good.
  • Double the parmesan if you don’t have any Romano on hand.
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 758.7 Fat: 32.1g Cholesterol: 93.6mg Sodium: 1,362.9mg Carbohydrates: 86.1g Sugars: 8.8g Protein: 31.6g Vitamin A: 266.7µg Vitamin C: 7mg

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