PASTA, PEAS & BACON (PASTA PISELLI)

Nanette Carey

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@CucinaNanette

An easy Italian recipe. Serve this on meatless Friday- minus the bacon- during Lent. Use wheat pasta for a healthier meal. Enjoy!


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Serves:

2

Ingredients

1/2 box
spaghetti reserve a scant 1/2 cup of salty pasta water
1 1/2 c
frozen peas
6 slice
bacon
1 small
onion, sliced
1
egg. scrambled
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook the spaghetti according to directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain and put to the side.
2
In a skillet fry up the bacon to near crisp. Remove and set aside.
3
In the bacon fat saute the onion until clear, then add peas and cook until done but still "crisp".
4
Add cooked bacon to peas and onions, toss.
5
Add 1/4 cup of hot pasta water and scrape up all the bits in skillet
6
Add pasta to peas/bacon/onions and toss.
7
Add remaining hot pasta water. Mix well but gently so as not to break the peas.
8
Bring to a simmer and add scrambled egg. Cook through, but don't over-cook. If it looks a bit "dry" drizzle with olive oil and toss.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Regional Style: Italian