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Angel Hair with Bacon and Peas

Course: Dinner/Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Angel Hair with Bacon and Peas ~ From ingredients to dinner in about 15 minutes, Angel Hair with Bacon and Peas is simple yet satisfying.


  • Olive oil
  • 3-6 pieces thick-cut bacon (6+ for regular)
  • 1 small onion; thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove; thinly sliced
  • Pinch of Red pepper flakes; + if you like it spicy
  • 3 cans diced tomatoes; undrained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt/pepper; to taste-generous
  • 1 lb . angel hair pasta
  • Pasta water--just a bit
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley or basil; chopped for garnish , optional


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, once boiling, salt generously.
  2. Cook pasta one according to package directions reserving about a cup of pasta water.
  3. Meanwhile, cook and crumble the bacon, set aside. (For extra flavor, reserve some drippings to cook the onions)
  4. In a skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil (or bacon renderings) until onions are thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes-add pepper flakes towards the end.
  5. Add all 3 cans of tomatoes with juice, mix thoroughly.
  6. Return the bacon to the pan, and stir in the peas, salt, and pepper. Bring to low simmer and cook until everything is warm; about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add cooked pasta straight to sauce with a bit of the pasta water until it reaches the desired thinness, about 1/4 a cup.
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley or basil.