Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Crazy Delicious Linguine with Peas and Bacon



If you're looking for a quick, easy, and delicious meal to whip up in 30 minutes or less then check out this creamy, tasty pasta dish featuring new "Pronto" pasta from Barilla.

 
I was asked to give one of the Barilla recipes a try as an AllRecipes Allstar and thought this one looked right up my alley! It comes together super simply in one pot which is very convenient and easy on clean up. I simmered the liquid in mine off a little too quickly, so you just have to watch that and add more at the end if necessary to get the right consistency. The flavor was terrific and everyone really liked this dish - even my picky nearly 2 year old.
 

The pronto pastas are great and make for a quick and easy meal any time of day. This dish would be perfect with a crisp green salad and some cheesy garlic bread. You can change up the cheese (I used grated Parmesan since that's what I had), add different veggies to mix in, and a sprinkling of parsley on top would be a nice touch. You could use chicken broth in place of water too, for a little extra flavor.


Crazy Delicious Linguine with Peas and Bacon from Barilla on AllRecipes

Ingredients
1 box Barilla® Pronto™ Linguine
1 cup frozen peas (I used a mix of frozen veggies)
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup cooked chopped bacon pieces
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (I used grated parmesan)
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions
  1. Pour whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pan, ensuring that the water covers the pasta. Add peas and turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).
  2. Once liquid has evaporated by half, add cream and continue to cook.
  3. When most of the liquid has evaporated, remove skillet from heat and stir in bacon, garlic powder, and cheese. Serve immediately. 




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