This pea and bacon rigatoni comes together in just 20 minutes. It’s a delicious (and budget friendly) dinner that’s perfect for any night of the week.
This recipe for Pea and Bacon Pasta came about on a chilly, rainy day. I hadn’t been to the grocery store in a week and really did not want to head out on this chilly, wet, typical Oregon day.
Instead, I put on my yoga pants, turned on the TV, and started scouring the cupboards thinking up ideas for dinner.
I eventually came across what would make up a fairly well-rounded dinner:
Peas from the freezer (always on hand in case anyone sprains an ankle).
Half of a package of rigatoni, leftover from the last time I enjoyed some Sunday Gravy.
A few strips of bacon.
The last little bit of cream cheese in the package.
The result? A creamy bowl of pasta goodness flecked with bits of smoky bacon and peas.
Plus, it’s got all your food groups in one bowl…
Vegetables, carbs, dairy, protein – Right?
And even though it was a basic Tuesday night… I decided to pop open some bubbles too!
I'm Erin - a self-taught weeknight cook. I occasionally like to delve into the more complicated recipes, like homemade pasta, Cioppino, and boeuf bourguignon. But for the most part, I work full-time, come home, pour a glass of vino and start cooking away.