Rigatoni With Bacon, Tomatoes, and Peas

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 596 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 38 mg
    • Sodium 994 mg
    • Protein 30 g
    • Carbohydrate 80 g
    • Sugar 11 g
    • Fiber 7 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 154 mg

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain.Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beginning to crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the peas and cook until warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes.Add the pasta, Parmesan, and ½ cup of the cooking water to the sauce and toss to coat. (Add more cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce.)Serve topped with additional Parmesan. 

Ingredients

  1. Check 3/4 pound rigatoni or other short pasta
  2. Check 4 slices bacon, chopped
  3. Check 1 small onion, chopped
  4. Check 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 1 pound tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  7. Check 1 10-ounce package frozen peas
  8. Check 1 ounce Parmesan, grated (about 1/4 cup), plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beginning to crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the peas and cook until warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta, Parmesan, and ½ cup of the cooking water to the sauce and toss to coat. (Add more cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce.)
  4. Serve topped with additional Parmesan.