Simple Supper – Bacon and Pea Pasta

Simple Supper – Bacon and Pea Pasta

This is the first short post in a weekly “Simple Supper” recipe segment that I’ll be doing. All the recipes will be easy to make and budget friendly (Bonus!).


This bacon & pea pasta recipe is so simple and delicious that it’s become a firm family favorite in my home. It only takes about 30 min to make and you end up with a light pasta dish that’s comforting & filling! Check out the recipe below 🙂

Simple Bacon and Pea Pasta

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 350 – 400g pasta (I used Penne)
  • 200g streaky bacon, cooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Half an onion, chopped
  • 100ml white wine
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper & paprika, to taste


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water, until al dente, about 15 mins.
  2. Drain pasta and reserve 4 tbsp of the pasta water.
  3. Cook bacon until crispy (I cook it in the microwave, on high, 4-5 pieces at a time for about 30 sec – 1 min per piece, but you can cook it anyway you like).
  4. While your bacon is cooking, melt butter in a large frying pan, over medium heat.
  5. Add peas, onion and garlic to butter and cook for 5 mins.
  6. Add wine and saute for an additional 5 mins.
  7. Add cream cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Season your sauce with salt, pepper and paprika, to taste.
  9. Add your reserved pasta water and pasta to your sauce and toss until coated.
  10. Serve, topped with grated Parmesan.


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