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Peas Pasta

Creamy, fresh, cheesy, umami forward, and full of spring goodness with pancetta, wine, and garlic.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pasta, peas
Servings: 3
Calories: 655kcal


  • 8 oz pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz pancetta diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine Italian preferred
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese finely grated, about 2oz
  • 1 cup frozen peas if fresh, see notes


  • Cook the pasta 1 minute shy of al dente in a large pot of salted water, according to package directions.
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  • While the pasta is cooking, crisp up the pancetta. Heat the olive oil and pancetta over medium heat until golden and crisp, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes.
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  • Deglaze with the wine and cook until the wine is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.
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  • Add the cream and reduce again by half, stirring occasionally to form a glossy, emulsified sauce.
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  • Reduce the heat to low or remove from the heat and add the cheese, whisking until the cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain the pasta and add to the pan along with the frozen peas. Turn the heat up to medium high and gently toss pasta for 1 minute or until every strand or piece of pasta is properly coated. Add pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.
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  • Serve immediately, with extra cheese, if desired.
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If using fresh peas, cook them in the pasta water until tender (1-2 minutes). 


Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 28.8g | Saturated Fat: 10.2g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3.6g