Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Creamy Bacon Pasta with Peas

There is nothing better than bacon in pasta. This dish was right up my ally and I was able to make it Weight Watcher friendly which is even better! The whole family loved it, even my toddler!

Creamy Bacon Pasta with Peas
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
Serves 6
Cal 215, Fat 5.5g, Carbs 31.6, Fiber 3g, Protein 11.1g

8 oz pasta of your choice (I used Ronzoni spiral)
2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup 2 percent milk
1/4 cup fat free half and half
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup sweet peas (I like Birds Eye)
6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

In a large skillet add 1 tsp olive oil and cook garlic until golden brown (about 3 minutes).  Add in the  milk, half/half, and cream cheese. Whisk until smooth. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Add in the Parmesan cheese, whisking constantly until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the peas and bacon.

Add pasta to skillet and toss lightly in sauce. Top with additional crumbled bacon if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Creamy? Bacon? You had my attention immediately! And the peas not only add additional taste but balance the colors nicely :-) Thank you for sharing your recipe at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party!


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