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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

Scale
  • 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