Bacon, Shells and Peas…

February 8th, 2010

This is a family staple… My mom used to make this dish all the time… comforting and delicious… When Noble Pig mentioned her son liking peas but not with pasta, I thought of this dish.  We loved it as kids especially my brother… well, who turns down bacon?

I, of course, made a smaller portion and cut the butter… it was so good… resisting the urge to eat the rest…

Bacon, Shells and Peas

1 pack bacon- 12 to 16 oz
container of ricotta (15 oz.)
1 lb shell pasta
Box of frozen peas (10 oz)
Grated Romano Cheese
1 tbsp. butter

Cook the bacon until crispy and drain it on paper towels. Crumble it up once it is cool. Discard the bacon fat except for a tablespoon. Cook the frozen peas in the frying pan in the bacon fat. Cook the pasta as directed. Drain and stir in the butter, then about 1/2 the container of ricotta (or more to taste) and at least 1/2 cup grated romano. Then ad the bacon and peas. Season with pepper and perhaps salt but the bacon will be salty. Serve immediately with more cheese.

7 Responses to “Bacon, Shells and Peas…”

  1. Manggy on February 8, 2010 10:25 pm

    Oh gosh, this looks like the perfect quick meal. Now I know what to do when I have a portion of ricotta remaining in the tub!

  2. FoodCents on February 9, 2010 10:49 am

    Mmmmmmm, this looks tasty and might just have to be whipped up for dinner VERY soon!!!

    I am not a big fan of peas, but in a pasta dish they really seem to add another level of depth.

  3. Resa on February 9, 2010 11:24 am

    All the time meaning once a week for years. It’s been ruined forever for me :(

  4. ashley on February 10, 2010 8:36 pm

    wish i wasnt a gluten-free eater…

    this looks delicious!


  5. Gaby on February 11, 2010 1:40 am

    Dear Justgetsfloury, your bacon shells and peas looks and sounds terrific! I am going to do my best to try and not eat it all when I make it too! And wish it was gluten-free as well. “Wild Thing”, you make my heart sing! Loved and saved this recipe. I shall revisit you soon. Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers, Gaby
    You can always visit me at

  6. Maya on February 11, 2010 4:35 am

    This is wonderful and comforting!!

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