Pasta with bacon and peas is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please the whole family. This classic Italian-inspired meal combines the smoky flavor of bacon with the sweetness of peas, all tossed together in a creamy sauce.
The combination of flavors makes this dish an ideal weeknight dinner option that can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy dinner or a comforting meal for a special occasion, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit.
What's best is that this is a recipe that kids absolutely love and always ask for seconds. The peas not only taste incredible but add a beautiful splash of color to the dish to make it look even better. You can add any other veggies you like since this dish is incredibly versatile and can be customized to your preferences.
Want to learn how to make this Pasta with Bacon and Peas? Then keep on reading!
Table of Contents
- What is Pasta with Bacon and Peas?
- What Makes This Pasta with Bacon and Peas Recipe Special?
- What You Need to Make Pasta with Bacon and Peas at Home
- How to Make Pasta with Bacon and Peas (Step-by-Step)
- Recipe Variation Ideas for Pasta with Bacon and Peas
- How to Store Leftover Pasta with Bacon and Peas
- More Pasta Recipes You'll Love
- Recipe Card
- Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Peas (Ready in Under 30 Mins!)
What is Pasta with Bacon and Peas?
Pasta with Bacon and Peas is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It combines the savory flavor of bacon with the sweetness of peas, all in a creamy sauce. The combination of flavors makes this dish irresistible, and it's sure to become a favorite in your home.
The pasta used for this dish can be any type, from penne to fettuccine, and the bacon can be cooked in a variety of ways but my recipe shares the best way to cook bacon.
The peas can be fresh or frozen, and the sauce is usually made with cream, butter, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. This dish is sure to please even the pickiest eaters!
What Makes This Pasta with Bacon and Peas Recipe Special?
This pasta with bacon and peas recipe is special because it is so easy to make, yet still incredibly delicious. It comes together quickly and can be served as a main dish or side dish.
The combination of flavors is unique and satisfying, and the creamy sauce adds an extra layer of flavor that makes this dish irresistible.
Plus, it's a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables! The peas add a beautiful splash of color and the bacon adds a smoky, savory flavor that is sure to please everyone.
This dish is also great for meal prepping. You can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for up to four days. It's perfect for busy weeknights when you don't have time to cook from scratch.
You can also customize this recipe to your tastes. If you want more of a kick, add some red pepper flakes or hot sauce. If you're looking for a vegetarian option, you can omit the bacon and add more veggies. The possibilities are endless! This is truly a delicious recipe you're going to fall in love with!
It's the perfect pasta dish with a creamy texture and tastes even better than pasta carbonara! In terms of nutrition information, making your own homemade alfredo sauce and cooking bacon the way I've mentioned gives you a dish that's lower in sodium, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and calories for the perfect dinner meal ever!
What You Need to Make Pasta with Bacon and Peas at Home
All you need are some simple ingredients to make this delicious pasta with bacon and peas at home. Here's everything you'll need:
- Pasta: Any type of pasta will work for this recipe. I've used ditalini, but you can also use penne, fettuccine, spaghetti, or any other you love the most.
- Alfredo sauce: For our sauce, we'll be using some homemade alfredo sauce that's made with ingredients such as grated parmesan cheese, heavy cream, salt, black pepper, and garlic for the tastiest combination. I recommend you check out my recipe to quickly and easily make it at home.
- Bacon: You'll also need some cooked bacon for this recipe. I've made some using my broiled bacon recipe that I'm sure you're going to love as hundreds of other readers have! Make sure to blot out the bacon grease on paper towels before incorporating it into this recipe.
- Peas: We'll also be using some peas for our delicious pasta recipe. You can go with either fresh or frozen peas as both work really well here.
How to Make Pasta with Bacon and Peas (Step-by-Step)
Making this delicious Italian pasta recipe is incredibly easy. Here's what you need to do step by step to make it at home:
Begin by preparing Alfredo sauce and set it aside. Next, boil pasta on medium-high heat according to package instructions in a large pot of salted water until it's al dente.
While pasta is cooking broil bacon. Once the pasta is done, drain and rinse pasta, and keep some reserved pasta water on the side to adjust the sauce consistency if needed. Transfer the drained pasta to a large skillet or pan.
Next, cut bacon into small pieces and add it to pasta. Then add peas and pour your homemade Alfredo sauce into the pot as well. Stir it all well.
Let the pasta on simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the stove and serve in a bowl. Your delicious Pasta with Bacon and Peas is ready to be served.
Recipe Variation Ideas for Pasta with Bacon and Peas
Recipe variation ideas for Pasta with Bacon and Peas are endless! Here are some I recommend you try:
Veggies: You can add other vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini.
Pasta: You can also switch up the type of pasta you use, such as using rotini or bowtie instead of penne.
Herbs: For a more flavorful dish, try adding some fresh herbs like basil or oregano.
Other Protein: You can also add some protein such as chicken or shrimp to make it a complete meal.
How to Store Leftover Pasta with Bacon and Peas
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the pasta in a pan over medium heat until heated through. You can also microwave it in a microwave-safe dish until it's warm all the way through.
I don't recommend freezing this dish as the consistency of the sauce and other ingredients will change considerably and the texture won't be the same.
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Creamy Pasta with Bacon and Peas (Ready in Under 30 Mins!)
- 1 lb. – pasta
- 2.5 cups – Alfredo sauce
- 8 strips – cooked/broiled bacon
- 13 oz. – fresh or frozen peas
How to Make Pasta with Bacon and Peas
- Begin by preparing Alfredo sauce and set it aside. Next, boil pasta on medium-high heat according to package instructions in a large pot of salted water until it's al dente.
- While pasta is cooking broil bacon. Once the pasta is done, drain and rinse pasta, and keep some reserved pasta water on the side to adjust the sauce consistency if needed. Transfer the drained pasta to a large skillet or pan.
- Next, cut bacon into small pieces and add it to pasta. Then add peas and pour your homemade Alfredo sauce into the pot as well. Stir it all well.
- Let the pasta on simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through.
- Remove from the stove and serve in a bowl. Your delicious Pasta with Bacon and Peas is ready to be served.
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Alina S says
This was super easy and so so delicious... It was s hit with the kids... loved the creamy sauce.. Thankyou for such s simple quick meal
Valya of Valya's Taste of Home says
You're surely welcome Alina! I'm glad to hear your kids enjoyed this very simple, but tasty meal. Thank you for an amazing review! 🙂
Gonna try this tonight! I found the perfect fast and easy meal.
We love it so much! Let me know your experience.