Creamy Pasta with Yogurt, Bacon and Peas

Savoury
pasta bacon peas 355x355 LO

Ingredients

  • 500g (1 pack) dried pasta of your choice
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon (sliced into 1 cm pieces)
  • 1 cup EasiYo Unsweetened Greek Style yogurt
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (grated) for serving
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste.
  • Fresh chive or parsley, chopped.
Optional to add broccoli or corn or a mixed frozen vegetables in place of peas.

 

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.  Add pasta.  Cook until just BEFORE pasta is al dente (approx. 3 mins). 
  • Add the frozen peas (or alternative vegetables) and continue cooking until the pasta is cooked (al dente) but not mushy.
  • Reserve ½ cup of boiling pasta water, then drain pasta and peas and stir though a dollop of olive oil.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat then add bacon pieces and cook, stirring occasionally until the bacon is crisp and the fat is released.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the drained pasta and peas.  Add the EasiYo Greek yogurt, parmesan and a ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water.   Toss well. 

If the sauce seems a bit thick, add a little more of the reserved pasta water.  Taste the sauce and season with more salt/pepper to taste.  Squeeze the lemon over the pasta and serve sprinkled with the chopped herbs and parmesan cheese.

 

Serve with a crusty bread or a warm garlic bread.

NB: For safe food preparation, ensure you wash and dry your hands well before touching food, and ensure all your cooking utensils are clean

Where to buy in-store Buy online

 

Back to Recipes

Why homemade?

A Balanced Diet

EasiYo is a source of protein and calcium.

Nothing Artificial

EasiYo yogurt is made with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

So Delicious

EasiYo's delicious taste, thick texture and healthy goodness will have you coming back for more.

Homemade Goodness

You know that everything tastes better when you make it yourself.

Back to Top