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Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas

This Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas is the perfect “Dinner for Two.” Or maybe you’d like to make it as a delicious side dish. You’ll love it either way.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" and can also be served as a side dish. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, start a pot of salted water to cook your pasta in.

Cook 4 slices of bacon until golden brown and crispy.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

While the bacon is cooking, mince 3 cloves of garlic.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the water comes to a boil, pour in 1/2 lb of your favorite pasta.” I’m using mini farfalle (bowties) but you can use penne, rigatoni or any similar pasta.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

At the same time, add in a cup of frozen peas. Let those cook until the pasta is done, according to the instructions on your package.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the bacon is done, remove it to a plate lined with paper towels. Set it aside for now.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Toss the minced garlic into the skillet with the bacon drippings, and cook over low heat until tender and just beginning to turn golden. This will only take a few moments.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Pour in 1 cup half & half, along with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & pepper. Bring this to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring often. Once it begins to boil, add in 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Stir until it is melted in, and remove the pan from the heat.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

When the pasta & peas are done cooking, drain them with a colander.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Add the pasta, peas and bacon to the sauce and stir to combine.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

And serve this simple, quick & delicious supper.

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas - the perfect "Dinner for Two" (or side dish) from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Yield: 2

Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas

This Easy Bacon Alfredo with Peas is the perfect “Dinner for Two.” Or maybe you’d like to make it as a delicious side dish. You’ll love it either way.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lb mini farfalle (or similar pasta)
  • 1 c frozen peas
  • 1 c half & half
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 c Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. To begin, start a pot of salted water to cook your pasta in.
  2. Cook the bacon until golden brown and crispy.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, mince the garlic.
  4. When the water comes to a boil, pour in 1/2 lb of your favorite pasta.” I’m using mini farfalle (bowties) but you can use penne, rigatoni or any similar pasta.
  5. At the same time, add in the peas. Let those cook until the pasta is done, according to the instructions on your package.
  6. When the bacon is done, remove it to a plate lined with paper towels. Set it aside for now.
  7. Toss the minced garlic into the skillet with the bacon drippings, and cook over low heat until tender and just beginning to turn golden. This will only take a few moments.
  8. Pour in the half & half, along with the salt & pepper. Bring this to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring often. Once it begins to boil, add in the shredded Parmesan cheese. Stir until it is melted in, and remove the pan from the heat.
  9. Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.
  10. When the pasta & peas are done cooking, drain them with a colander.
  11. Add the pasta, peas and bacon to the sauce and stir to combine.
  12. And serve this simple, quick & delicious supper.
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe can be doubled to serve the whole family, rather than just a dinner for two.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 600Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 1508mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 29g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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This recipe was shared in the Meal Plan Monday at SouthernPlate.com

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