Bowtie Pasta and Peas With Bacon

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Douglas Poe

Great quick meal. Can use frozen peas or fresh peas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon and chop; set aside.
  2. In a large pot add two big pinches of salt to boiling water for pasta.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining the pasta.
  5. When pasta is just about ready, in the pan you cooked bacon in add oil and heat over medium heat, sauté the onion until soft, but not browned, about 4 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  7. Stir in one cup of the pasta water and the parsley, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and half and half; bring to a boil.
  8. Add the peas, reduce heat and simmer just until the peas are warmed through.
  9. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  10. Add pasta and toss together, top with bacon and parmesan cheese.
  11. Add the remaining pasta water only as needed for moisture.

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