Pasta with Goat Cheese, Bacon & Peas

No Leftovers.  Really, that’s all you need to know.  I love anything with goat cheese in it….throw in some bacon and you’ve got a party on the plate!  This meal was incredibly quick and easy to throw together.  I was a little worried that it would be too rich with the goat cheese flavor…but I really worried for nothing.  Mmmm, really wish we had some leftovers right about now! 

Definitely going on my “regular” menu!

Pasta with Goat Cheese, Bacon & Peas
Recipe from:  Elly Says Opa!

Ingredients:
1 pkg pasta, (we used bow tie)
4 ounces goat cheese crumbles
4-5 slices bacon
about 1 cup frozen peas (I just poured them  in)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
milk if you forget to save the pasta water like I did
seasonings to taste (I just used Cajun seasoning and a little salt)

Method:
Cook pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta water.  Drain and set aside.  While that’s cooking, fry the bacon until crisp.  Set aside on paper towels to drain.  Once the pasta pot is empty, pour the bacon grease into it (no more than 2 tbsp) and add the garlic.  Cook until fragrant and just browning, then return the pasta to the pot and toss well.  Add the peas and toss, cooking until they are warmed through.  Add the goat cheese and just a little water/milk at a time, stirring until well coated and creamy.  Season as desired.

Pasta with Goat Cheese, Bacon & Peas

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