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    Creamy Peas and Pancetta

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    The Flying Chef's Note:

    This is a very quick and tasty side dish to make that will go down well with the whole family. I love fresh peas just boiled in some water and served with a little butter and mint, but my son is not as keen, so I came up with this so he would eat them and enjoy them. You can make this with frozen or fresh peas just make sure you cook the peas first if fresh.

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    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 5 pancetta, rashers chopped finely
    • 2 cups cream (I use a half fat cream, can use full fat or double cream)
    • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
    • 2 cups cooked fresh peas (can use frozen, you can add them straight into the cream without cooking.)
    • 1 dash cayenne pepper
    • mint, sprinkle with some chopped fresh mint (optional)


    1. 1
      Melt butter in a pan, add onion, garlic and bacon, cook until onion is soft and bacon cooked.
    2. 2
      In a saucepan add cream, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer, to reduce slightly, Approx 4-5 Min's.
    3. 3
      Add onion garlic mix, cheese and peas, stir to heat through and melt cheese, approx 3-4 Min's. If using frozen peas cook a little longer.
    4. 4
      Add cayenne and season with salt and pepper if desired, cook for a further minute or two, until nice and hot and thickened slighlty.
    5. 5
      Serve sprinkled with fresh mint.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2010


      DH loves peas, ham, and fettucini alfredo sauce so knew he would love this. I did use frozen peas and did not add the mint or the cayenne because he isnt to fond of them. He asked me to make this again for him soon! Made and reviewed for the Australia/NewZealand Forum's Recipe Swap #42.

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    • on July 02, 2010


      Made this for my kids. They didn't like BUT DH and I devoured it. Left out the mint (didn't have any). I also left out the cayenne with the hopes my kids were going to eat it.

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    • on July 09, 2009


      Nothing like a fast-&-easy AND tasty side like this one! Made this just as written, although I'm not a big fan of mint so sprinkled some just for my other half to enjoy! A most satisfying way to prepare this great veggie! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my group mates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #30]

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Peas and Pancetta

    Serving Size: 1 (224 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 496.2
    Calories from Fat 393
    Total Fat 43.7 g
    Saturated Fat 27.1 g
    Cholesterol 151.2 mg
    Sodium 256.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 11.6 g

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