Garden peas are tossed with bacon and lemon juice in this vibrant and tasty Bacon and Peas Pasta. The tube shape and ridges of penne help catch and hide the peas from picky kids! Quick and easy to make with only 6 ingredients. Share as a side or main dish. Cooks in one pan and ready in about 30 minutes. The pictured Bacon and Peas Pasta was made with organic, gluten-free pasta with only 2 ingredients—organic quinoa flour and organic corn flour.
Ready in about 30 minutes. Serves about 4.
10 ounces pasta
10 ounces (about 2 cups) frozen peas
6 slices bacon
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup lemon juice
In a large all-purpose pan, COOK pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, CHOP the bacon slices. ADD peas 1 minute before pasta is done. Drain and set aside.
In the same pan, COOK bacon over medium heat until brown and crisp. Set bacon aside and leave 3 tablespoons of bacon oil in the pan.
REDUCE heat to low, ADD pasta and peas, garlic, cheese and lemon juice, and COOK until heated through, about 1 minute. Turn heat off, STIR in bacon to combine.
Tips: For easier and faster prep, try folding 2 bacon slices in half and cut them up with kitchen shears. Use the same plate or bowl the bacon was cut on to transfer the cooked bacon for less dirty dishes, and there’s no need to line the plate or bowl with paper towel.