Pasta with Peas and Bacon

Pasta with Peas and Bacon Image by: Pasta with Peas and Bacon Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2006

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen small peas
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups small shell pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

In large skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain; chop bacon and set aside. Drain fat from pan.

In same pan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, pepper and salt, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in peas, lemon rind and juice, and bacon; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 10 minutes. Reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the pasta liquid, drain and return pasta to pot. Add pea mixture, parsley and reserved liquid; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 677 mg
  • Protein 19 g
  • Calories 513.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 74 g

%RDI

  • Iron 32.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 96.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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