Pasta with a “P”

I didn’t realize when I went in the kitchen to whip up a quick pasta dinner last night, that I would make one in which all the main ingredients begin with the letter “P.” What are the odds of that? They are probably about the same as winning the Powerball lottery. Well, maybe a bit better than that. I grabbed bow tie Pasta, frozen Peas, Pancetta, Parmigiano, and Parsley. Twenty minutes later, dinner was on the table.

Pasta with a "P"
  • 8 oz bow tie pasta
  • 4 ozs pancetta, diced, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 3 TBS butter
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup grated Parmigiano cheese plus extra for garnish
  • 3 TBS chopped flat leaf Italian parsley
  2. Cook the diced pancetta and drain on paper towels. Cook frozen peas according to product instructions. I used the steam-in-bag variety. Grate the cheese. Chop the parsley. Cook the pasta according to the product directions to al dente stage. While pasta cooks, melt the butter in a saute pan. Add the milk and cream and cook on low until simmering but not biking. Add the crated chess and stir until melted. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce without rinsing. Add the pancetta, peas, and parsley. Toss to coat pasta with sauce. Serve immediately with extra grated cheese and parsley for garnish.






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