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Their recipe for Creamy Past with Bacon and Peas doesn’t taste “healthy” though! Made with bacon, parmesan, and crème fraîche, this is a rich, hearty comfort food dish that is perfect for a cold winter night! Any leftovers will taste even better the next day.
1 Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Roughly chop the parsley. Cut the bacon into small strips or lardons‚ if you're being posh!
2 Boil a large pot of water for your pasta with 1/2 tsp of salt.
3 Put a pan over a medium-high heat with ¬Ω tbsp of oil. Add the bacon and cook for 3 mins until starting to crisp and then remove from the pan. Tip: Place your bacon on some kitchen paper to soak up the oil. Reduce the heat to medium, add your onion and allow to cook gently for 4-5 mins until soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
4 Add the pasta to the water and cook for 9 mins or until al dente. Add the peas for the last 2 mins of cooking time. Drain but keep some of the pasta water as you‚All need it for the sauce.
5 While your pasta is cooking turn your attention back to the sauce. Add the bacon back in along with 6 tbsp creme fraiche, 1/4 tsp of salt and a good few grinds of black pepper. Give it all a good stir.
6 Add the drained pasta and peas into the sauce along with 6 tbsp of the pasta water and grate in half the grated parmesan. Give it a really good toss in the pan and allow it to heat through.
7 Divide the pasta between your bowls and top with some of the chopped parsley and the remaining parmesan.