Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pasta with bacon and peas

This is another stand-by that I find really useful for nights where I don't want to make a big meal, but I still need some yummy comfort food. Also, it requires only ingredients that I think most people tend to have on hand all the time.

Pasta with bacon and peas

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
2 shallots, halved and thinly sliced
1 box frozen peas, thawed
1 c. half-and-half cream
1 box (18 oz.) pasta (I find fettucine works the best)

1. Boil pasta according to directions.

2. Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to plate, leaving fat in skillet.

3. Add shallots and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, about 1-2 mins.

4. Add peas and cream; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 mins.

5. Reserving 1/2 c. water, drain pasta. Pour sauce over pasta and toss. Add reserved water as necessary. Sprinkle with bacon.

Emily's rating: 7 out of 10 (yummy, but doesn't reheat well for lunch the next day)


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