Orecchiette Pasta with Peas and Bacon

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 

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Orecchiette pasta with peas and bacon.

I love cooking. I love the creativity that comes with cooking.

Last night has I was fixed on preparing Pasta alla Carbonara. Half way thru the cooking process of the onion-bacon mixture, I realized I had no wine on hand. Going to the store was not an option this late in the game. I did, as I always do, had heavy cream on hand. Like a said, cooking is using your creativity and with that, instead of the wine I used the heavy cream and added the peas to the boiling pot of cooking pasta.

The dish was delicious and unfortunately no leftovers.

TIP: Use a large skillet for the onion and bacon to cook into. Once the pasta is in the skillet, you want to have room to mix well and not fighting with it.
Add more cream if you wish to have it creamier, that I all up to you.
Do, however, scrape the bottom on the skillet as all the flavor sits.

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Nutrition Facts
Orecchiette Pasta with Peas and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Potassium 374mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 9.9%
Vitamin C 18.8%
Calcium 4%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Orecchiette Pasta with Peas and Bacon

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 diced very samll yellow onion
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 6 thick slices cut into small slices bacon
  • 3/4 pound orecchiette pasta
  • grated pecorino cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Half way thru cooking the pasta, refer to package cooking instructions, add the frozen peas to the water.

  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, add the olive oil over medium high and add the finely diced onions and the bacon.

  3. Drain the pasta and peas and add them to the onion bacon mixture. Lower the heat to medium and add the heavy cream.

  4. Stir well, add more cream if needed and serve immediately.


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