PASTA, PEAS & BACON (PASTA PISELLI)

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Nanette Carey

By
@CucinaNanette

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make PASTA, PEAS & BACON (PASTA PISELLI)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook the spaghetti according to directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain and put to the side.
  • 2In a skillet fry up the bacon to near crisp. Remove and set aside.
  • 3In the bacon fat saute the onion until clear, then add peas and cook until done but still "crisp".
  • 4Add cooked bacon to peas and onions, toss.
  • 5Add 1/4 cup of hot pasta water and scrape up all the bits in skillet
  • 6Add pasta to peas/bacon/onions and toss.
  • 7Add remaining hot pasta water. Mix well but gently so as not to break the peas.
  • 8Bring 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.

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About PASTA, PEAS & BACON (PASTA PISELLI)

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