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Pasta with bacon and peas. A super cheap and delicious family meal.

Pasta with bacon and peas

An inexpensive delicious weeknight pasta dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta with bacon and peas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Author Tara Buss


  • 16 oz spaghetti wheat or gluten free
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • lemon juiced
  • drizzle olive oil
  • parmesan cheese optional


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Make sure to liberally salt pasta water.

  2. In a separate skillet, cook bacon until crisp on medium low heat.

  3. Add peas, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for a couple of minutes taking care not to burn garlic.

  4. Drain pasta, add to bacon and pea mixture, and toss with lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.

  5. If you can tolerate dairy, it is excellent topped with grated parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.