Bacon, sweet peas, and sun-dried tomatoes are combined with creamy pappardelle pasta making a delicious entree meal. Make a creamy sauce using white wine, cream, and butter for an amazing bite!
One of my problems in life is that I love carbs. Particularly pasta and bread. The crazy thing about those two weaknesses is they go perfectly together. So, that sucks! Or does it? I love pasta because it is so fun to eat and you can add just about any combination of ingredients to some well-cooked pasta and it will be delicious. Or you can take a simplistic route and add some salt, pepper, and butter and still enjoy. In this pasta recipe, the combination that I decided to use was bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and sweet peas.
What’s in this pappardelle dish?
- Bacon – I used thick bacon that I diced up to add to this pasta dish. I definitely recommend using hickory-smoked bacon if you have it because the smokiness from the bacon adds a nice element to the dish.
- Sundried Tomatoes – Somewhere throughout my blog I have made several mentions on how I am not a fan of tomatoes. I’ll say it again, I am not a fan of tomatoes. Mostly, raw tomatoes. There are only a few exceptions. SUnd dried tomatoes are different to me. When added to a pasta dish like this it brings a level of freshness and sweetness to the dish. They do a good job of providing some balance between the saltiness of the bacon, the density of the pasta, and the creaminess of the sauce.
- Sweet Peas – I know many of you are making a face because your mom has traumatized many of you from eating your peas. There aren’t many kids I know who will eat a side of peas on their plate with nothing on them, so I get it. But, we are adults now and we don’t have to eat peas the way we used to anymore. Adding peas to this pappardelle dish makes peas worth eating!
This Creamy Pappardelle with Bacon and Sun-Dried Tomatoes dish is perfect as a date night dish or if you want to cook something fancy for your family. Make a delicious side and warm up a crispy and soft baguette for a complete meal!
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Commonly Ask Questions
Yes! You can keep the creamy sauce part of the recipe along with the pasta and add a different protein and veggie as you wish.
Nope! You can use whatever pasta you like that equals the weight of 8 ounces.