Penne Pasta, Peas and Bacon

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


Penne pasta, peas and bacon. Talking about comfort food, pasta is way up there in the list of food that not only is easy to prepare, but everyone enjoys and craves it.

This quick, it takes as long as it takes to cook the pasta to have it all ready, it is a savory combination of the sweet peas with crisp onions and bacon. The heavy cream binds it all together blending the flavors well.

TIPS: Use a large skillet to cook the onions and the bacon so when you will pour the pasta over it, you will have more room to coat the pasta without having to fight with it.

You may want to reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water if you want to have them creamier and do not want to add more heavy cream.

I used penne, however, conchiglie or orecchiette will do also. You need a tubular or a cup type of pasta so the sauce gets into the crevices and you get to enjoy it more.

Parmigiano or pecorino cheese will do wonders, I just happen to chose not to use some. Please add as much as you like.


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Nutrition Facts
Penne Pasta, Peas and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 231mg10%
Potassium 374mg11%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 15.5mg19%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Penne Pasta, 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 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 6 thick slices cut into small slices bacon
  • 3/4 pound penne pasta
  • 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. Cook until the bacon and onions are crisp but not burned. 

  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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