Fettuccine With Bacon, Peas, and Parmesan

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this recipe out of cooking light magazine. This pasta is great tasting and simple to prepare. I loved it!! The only thing I did differently was to add about 1 cup mushrooms to the pan when I added the peas. Hope you enjoy!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in the pan; crumble bacon.
  3. Add onion, garlic, and thyme to drippings in pan; saute 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in green peas; saute 1 minute.
  5. Add green onions to pan; saute 1 1/2 minutes.
  6. Add pasta, reserved cooking liquid, and half-and-half to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, tossing to combine.
  7. Remove from heat. Add butter, salt, and pepper to pan; toss until butter melts.
  8. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

Ive been making this recipe for years (I am a CL subscriber too) and love it! I typically add a little more bacon for some crunch and saltiness. This meal is very light so if you are looking for a hardy meal... you might not be so satisfied.

AudiWhoLuvs2Cook February 20, 2012

I liked this quite a bit, but the husband wasn't a bit fan. He enjoyed the bacon and peas but felt the sauce needed a bit more flavor. I'll definitely make this again, when he's not around!

elizabeth March 11, 2009