Pancetta Pea Pasta

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Yes, three of my favorite ps!  Just.  Like. Olive. Garden.  This 4 ingredient EAST PEASY dinner is a must for anyone craving a hearty warm creamy meal.  Because who isn’t?

Here.  We. Go.

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4 Ingredients:

PASTA ( I like refrigerated fresh pasta as opposed to box for this)

PEAS (I use frozen sweet peas with NO SAUCE)

ALFREDO SAUCE (currently digging Prego- you can make your own but…you could also make your own bread…which I don’t 🙂 so Google that crap if you want)

PANCETTA (I have used diced ham as well which is equally if not more delicious depending on your palette).

First, boil your water. I always add a pour of olive oil and a large dash of salt.  Because “they say so.”  I know. Good reason.   While your water is boiling, heat a bit of oil in a small frying pan and fry your pancetta for a total of five minutes, because, yes, you need to cook pancetta.  Some dude said you didn’t 🙂 WRONG.

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I seasoned my pancetta with some black pepper. It is interesting- I am not a pepper person unless it is accompanied by Alfredo. Then again, but isn’t good when accompanied by Alfredo?

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Then get a larger frying pan and heat on a very low setting. Add the Alfredo on the bottom then. Scoop your pasta into the frying pan. I always use some of the retained pasta water because you are supposed to “marry the pasta to the sauce “according to Rachel Ray.

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Add peas and stir to combine completely.

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Plate and top with the pancetta.  OM. FREAKING. NOM.

ENJOY!

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