Pasta with bacon peas and ricotta |

After working today I figured I wanted something tasty and quick. Quick these days seems to be the major keyword…. πŸ™‚ Tom is out tonight, which meant I get to make things he doesn’t like and he doesn’t like ricotta, so when I saw this recipe in the Good Food of this month, that seemed like the perfect choice. The original recipe calls for mint, but they didn’t have it in the supermarket and to be quite honest; for some reason I don’t really think that mint and pasta are such a fabulous combination anyway. I was willing to try it, but the supermarket got in the way.. (o excuses, excuses…)

It was really quick. The cooking of the pasta was really the part that took the longest (5 minutes) so fabulously tasty and ridiculously fast for something so good. Now I will tell you the recipe a little later. I have to share one more secret today and that is that I am addicted…. Yes, ladies and gentlemen… I am addicted. You can guess to what if you have a look at the next photo:


Pasta with bacon, peas and ricotta |

I’m addicted to Grey’s Anatomy!! Now unfortunately I have run out of seasons. I never watch it on tv, as I always miss loads of episodes and then forget to tape it, but I buy the complete seasons on dvd… But as I said; they’ve run out of new seasons for Grey’s Anatomy, so imagine the joy when I found this two days ago! Spin-off Private practice; the complete first season… πŸ™‚ Now I am sure there are many people out there who now think I am a lunatic. Quite frankly Tom always makes sure he is far away when I am about to watch one of the series, as I usually end up crying anyway. Haha, what is the fun in watching a series that makes you cry? I guess that cannot be explained. You either get it or you don’t. Period… πŸ™‚ I just watched the first episode (and yes, I cried!!) during my dinner. Gotta do some more work, but I will for sure watch another episode before the night is over!

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Pasta with bacon, peas and ricotta


  • 400 gr pasta any shape
  • 250 gr. frozen peas
  • 125 gr ricotta
  • bacon
  • olive oil
  • mint I used basil instead
  • parmezan


  • Cook the pasta. In the meantime fry the bacon in another pan untill it turns golden. Add the peas and about 4 tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil untill the peas start to soften and the water is evaporated. Add the pasta and stir in the ricotta. If the pasta seems to dry add a bit of the cooking water of the pasta. Season to taste and scatter with basil leaves and parmezan shavings. And voila done!


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