Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spaghetti with Parmesan and Bacon


I recently made this dish which I found in a Cooking Light cookbook and really enjoyed it. While Cooking Light is not one of my favorite sources for recipes, this one is pretty good. My husband enjoyed this but my son did not care for it. When he thinks pasta his mind goes to a heavy fettucine alfredo or vodka sauce or a thicker tomato sauce with meatballs, so this one did not quite cut it for him!!!

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and I am soooo ready for that! I just wish the weather would cooperate more! It's been cold, damp and rainy here today and I am sick of it. I'm ready for sunshine and warm weather. Enough of the cold already! I'm at the point where I am ready to move to an area where it is warm all the time. Doesn't that sound good? It does to me!

1 pound uncooked spaghetti
12 bacon slices, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup 2% reduced fat milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan Cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
While pasta cooks, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan. Discard remaining drippings, set bacon aside. Add garlic to drippings in pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Combine milk, salt, pepper and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add reserved cooking liquid to milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add pasta, milk mixture and peas to pan; cook over low heat 3 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add bacon and cheese; stir to combine.

19 comments:

Jillian said...

This looks really good! Pasta AND bacon...sounds yummy.

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Cheryl said...

That sounds really tasty and light, YUM. I am ready for spring too, dont move to Oregon if you are looking for sun!

MaryBeth said...

My sister in law Cheryl is very correct...do not come to Oregon if you want warm weather or the sun. I love bacon and mixed into pasta makes this even better.

Sara said...

I really like cooking light, I have a lot of success with their recipes. This looks delicious.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks so delicious, love that bacon in it! And that creamy eggy sauce!

Pamela said...

Oh, Yum! I'm savint this one!

5 Star Foodie said...

This pasta sounds delicious with bacon and peas - great for Spring. Looks like the weather is going to be better tomorrow!

Elyse said...

Bacon, cheese, and peas. Oh my! This pasta sounds delicious! I'm not usually a Cooking Light girl either, but this dish looks fabulous!

Carolyn Jung said...

I love how you can make this dish with ingredients often already found in your fridge/pantry. Couldn't be easier, especially on busy weeknights.

Emily said...

Tomorrow is the first day of spring? Wow. I didn't know that. Excellent.

This looks great! I like Cooking Light for ideas, but I admit I don't cook a lot of their recipes.

Donna-FFW said...

Looks like you picked a winner recipe from Cooking Light! It does remind me of spring and I love the flavors!

Katherine Aucoin said...

YUM! This looks so good. You had me at parmesan and then got me again at bacon! = )

Pam said...

One of my very favorite pasta dishes - looks great!

noble pig said...

I love peas with pasta so this is just yummy for me!

Kevin said...

A nice and simple and really tasty pasta!

Jennifer said...

I frequently use recipes as a starting point from Cooking Light.

I haven't seen this one before. I will definitely have to try it!

Megan said...

I'm always looking for a new healthy pasta dish. This looks like a winner!

Spryte said...

This looks great! I need to try more pasta dishes that don't have red sauce!

Lucy said...

Yummy pasta dish!!

Funny I did the warm/hot everyday... and longed for cold weather LOL!