After a long day at work, there’s always the temptation to eat something super simple, so you can maximize your time on the couch in your fluffy slippers with a blanket and a cuppa. Well, your wish is our command! Our pea and bacon pasta is unbelievably tasty and quick in equal measure. Its oh-so-creamy sauce brings it all together! So, get those slippers ready, it’s going to be an awesome night in!
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Flat Leaf Parsley
Streaky Bacon Rasher
Fusilli(ContainsCereals containing Gluten)
Cut the onion in half through the root, peel and finely chop. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press if you have one). Roughly chop the parsley. Cut the bacon into small strips or ‘lardons’ if you’re being posh!
Boil a large pot of water with a pinch of salt, for the fusilli.
Put a frying pan on medium-high heat with a splash of oil. Add your bacon and cook for 3 mins until it starts to crisp, then remove from the pan. Tip: Place your bacon on some kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil. Reduce the heat to medium, add your onion and allow it to cook gently for 4-5 mins until soft. Add your garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
Add the pasta to the water and cook for 9 mins or until ‘al dente’. Tip: ‘Al dente’ simply means the pasta is cooked through but has a tiny bit of firmness left in the middle. Add the peas for the last 3 mins of cooking time. Drain but keep some of your pasta water as you’ll need it for your sauce.
While your pasta is cooking turn your attention back to making the sauce. Add your bacon back into the pan along with the crème fraîche, a pinch of salt and a few good grinds of black pepper. Give it all a good stir.
Add your drained pasta and peas to your sauce. Grate in half the parmesan and give it all a really good toss in the pan, allowing it to heat through. Tip: Add a bit more of the reserved pasta water if you feel it needs a little more liquid.
Divide between your bowls, top with some of your parsley and grate over your remaining parmesan.