Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pasta with Bacon and Peas

So easy and healthy for a weeknight. I use turkey bacon instead of real to bring down the fat and calories. I also used 1% instead of half & half as the original called for.

3/4 box whole wheat rotini (I used Barilla)
1/2 bag frozen peas
4 slices turkey bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked
1 shallot, halved and sliced
Salt & pepper to taste

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. In a skillet, place the precut turkey bacon and cook over medium heat, keep a close eye so as not to burn it. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel. Add in the sliced shallot and cook approximately 2 minutes. Add in the peas and milk, as well as salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly thickened. Add in bacon. Toss bacon and pea mixture with the pasta in a bowl. Top with some grated parmesean cheese. Serve and enjoy!

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