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Asparagus Pasta with Peas and Pancetta

Your easy weeknight dinner prayers have been answered-this asparagus pasta with peas and pancetta only takes 30 minutes to make!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword asparagus pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 689 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup pancetta, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 250 g casarecce pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, add olive oil to a large pan. Once olive oil is heated, add pancetta. Let it cook until slightly crispy. About 5 minutes. 

  2. Add asparagus to the pan with pancetta. Cook for approximately 5 minutes. 

  3. Add peas to the pan, and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 

  4. While asparagus/pea/pancetta mixture is cooking, boil pasta water and cook casarecce until al dente, and drain. If pasta isn't cooked by the time the vegetables are cooked, turn the heat on the vegetables down to low. 

  5. In a bowl, beats egg, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

  6. Take the pan off the heat, and mix casarecce, egg mixture, vegetables and bacon together. Season with additional parmesan cheese. 

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Pasta with Peas and Pancetta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 291mg 12%
Potassium 756mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 109g 36%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 10g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 35.7%
Vitamin C 44.2%
Calcium 23.7%
Iron 33.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.