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Penne Pasta, Peas and Bacon

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bacon, bacon and peas pasta, bacon penne pasta, green peas, heavy cream, onions, pasta, pasta dishes, pasta with bacon and peas, pasta with peas and bacon, peas, penne pasta, potatoes onion bacon, ricotta salata
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 570 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 0.5 yellow onion 1/2 diced very small yellow onion
  • 1 cup peas 1 cup frozen peas
  • 6 bacon 6 thick slices cut into small slices bacon
  • 0.75 lbs penne pasta 3/4 pound penne pasta
  • .25 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Halfway 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.

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.