Creamy Pea & Bacon Spaghetti

creamy pea and bacon spaghetti
Perfect for those nights where only a big bowl of comforting pasta will suffice! This meal is inexpensive and so quick to throw together. Don't be fooled by how simple it looks. It is packed with flavour. I love serving with a big bowl of dressed baby spinach leaves or steamed broccoli. Chilli flakes and extra parmesan are a must for me too!
Ingredients
  • 500g spaghetti (or any pasta of choice)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup bacon, diced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup pure pouring cream or thickened cream
  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder 
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated (plus extra to serve)
  • Chilli flakes (optional)
Method
  1. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, less 1 minute. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water. 
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the reserved pasta water to the pan, stir for 30 seconds, scraping up any crispy bits.
  5. Add the peas, cook for a further 1 minute until the peas begin to change colour.
  6. Add the cream and chicken stock powder, cook for 3-5 minutes on medium heat until the sauce begins to thicken.
  7. Stir through the cooked pasta followed by the parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve topped with extra parmesan cheese and chilli flakes (if using).

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