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Farfalle with Bacon, Peas and Cream

Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bacon, chickpeas, pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 1046 kcal


  • 2 tbsps olive oil 2 tablspoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces bacon strips 6 oz thick slices, chopped bacon cut into julienne strips
  • 0.5 garlic 1/2 minced garlic
  • 1.5 cup heavy cream 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup green peas 1 cup thawed green peas
  • 0.5 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound farfalle pasta 1 pound farfalle pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the farfalle and cook until the pasta is al dente.

  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the oil and add the bacon. Fry over high heat until the bacon is golden brown. Add the garlic and fry for a minute

  3. Pour in the cream and bring to a boil. Let simmer until reduced and thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the peas, bring back to a simmer and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes longer.

  5. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and incorporate well. Add salt and pepper to adjust the taste.

  6. When the pasta is ready, drain in a colander and immediately pour in the large skillet and toss to well coat the pasta.

  7. Serve warm with more grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Farfalle with Bacon, Peas and Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1046 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 524mg23%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 93g31%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1705IU34%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 239mg24%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.