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pasta with tomatoes, bacon and peas

Quick and Easy Bacon and Tomato Pasta with Peas


  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 servings 1x

Description

Add this quick and family favorite pasta recipe to your weekly menu. Quick and Easy Bacon and Tomato Pasta with Peas is ready in about 25 minutes. The sauce has a touch of white wine, chicken stock, and a generous helping of Parmesan cheese to make the dish extra delicious. Your family will LOVE this easy dinner recipe!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 ounces of dried pasta ~ about 4 cups of rotini, ziti, or penne
  • kosher salt
  • 12 ounces of thick cut bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 large Roma or plum tomatoes, about 3 cups diced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to the package directions. Drain ~ do not rinse ~ and set aside.
  2. Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until just crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan to a bowl. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the pan and discard the rest.
  3. Add the sliced onions to the pan and sauté until translucent and golden brown on the edges, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté another 30 seconds.
  4. Add the tomatoes and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. The tomatoes should still hold their shape yet be slightly cooked.
  5. Add the white wine and continue stirring and cooking for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the peas, cooked bacon, and pasta and toss to combine the ingredients with the sauce.
  7. Sprinkle in the Parmesan cheese and gently stir to combine.
  8. Serve the pasta in large shallow bowls and pass extra Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top.

Notes

  • Make sure to not overcook the pasta or it will fall apart when stirred into the sauce.
  • Thick cut bacon is my first choice for this recipe. But regular bacon or diced pancetta are also excellent substitutes.
  • Plum or Roma tomatoes are delicious in this pasta recipe. Tomatoes on the vine and beefsteak tomatoes can also be used in the dish.
  • If you want to skip the white wine in the sauce just add more of the chicken broth or some of the pasta cooking water.
  • Frozen peas are my go to for recipes. They are sweet, firm and add a pop of bright green color.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: entrée
  • Method: cook on stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 644
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 2165 mg
  • Fat: 33.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 130 mg

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