Creamy Pea & Bacon Spaghetti Recipe

This Creamy Pea and Bacon Spaghetti is perfect for those nights when only a big bowl of comforting pasta will do! This meal is inexpensive and so quick to throw together. Don’t be fooled by how simple it looks—it’s packed with flavour from the combination of bacon, garlic, Parmesan, and cream. I love serving this with a big bowl of dressed baby spinach leaves or steamed broccoli on the side. Chilli flakes and extra Parmesan are a must for me too!

Is Creamy Pea & Bacon Spaghetti suitable for leftovers?

Creamy Pea & Bacon Spaghetti can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

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Creamy Pea & Bacon Spaghetti Recipe

Creamy Pea & Bacon Spaghetti

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  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 500 g (17 oz) spaghetti (or any pasta of choice)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup (100 g) bacon, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (145 g) frozen peas
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) pure pouring cream or thickened/heavy cream
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 1 cup (100 g) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (plus extra to serve)
  • Chilli flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions, less 1 minute. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water before draining.
  2. When the pasta is nearly finished 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 and stir for 30 seconds, scraping up any crispy bits.
  5. Add the peas and cook for a further minute, until they change colour.
  6. Add the cream and chicken stock powder and cook for 3-5 minutes on medium heat until the sauce thickens.
  7. Stir through the cooked pasta, followed by the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve topped with extra Parmesan cheese and chilli flakes (if using).

Notes

MAKE AHEAD

Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

LEFTOVERS

Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Not suitable to freeze.

 

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: pasta, creamy pasta, pea pasta, creamy pea pasta
  • Method: deep pan
  • Cuisine: Italian