Pasta with Bacon and Peas

What You Need:

-Pasta -Bacon -Onion -Frozen Peas

-Parmesan -Salt -Pepper -Crushed Red Pepper

1

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Once boiling, add the pasta and continue to boil until tender (7-10 minutes). Reserve ½ cup of the starchy pasta water before draining in a colander.

Boil Pasta

2

Add bacon to a skillet and cook over medium heat until brown and crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 2 Tbsp of the bacon grease from the pan.

Cook Bacon

3

Finely dice yellow onion. After removing the bacon from the skillet, add the diced onion to the remaining bacon fat and sauté over medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes).

Cook Onion

4

Once the onions are softened, add frozen peas and about ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until the peas have heated through.

Add Frozen Peas

5

Add the drained pasta back to the skillet and stir to combine. Turn off the heat.

Add Pasta Back

6

Add grated Parmesan, salt, freshly cracked pepper, and a pinch of crushed red pepper to the pasta, then crumble the cooked bacon over top.

Add Remaining Ingredients

7

Stir until everything is well combined and coated in Parmesan. Taste the pasta and adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.

Serve & Enjoy!

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