Thursday, April 18, 2013

Peas, Pancetta and Pasta

This is one of my favorite treats from Trader Joe's. While loving it, I figured out how to make it at home from "scratch"

Pasta- Vermicelli, Fettucine, Spahetti or even rigatoni- whichever you desire Enough for two.
1/2 pound Pancetta - Bacon may be subsituted
1/2 cup to 1 cup of peas (I like to use leftover peas, frozen may be used)
Water to boil. Cook some vermicelli, fettucine or spaghetti enough for two. In a fry pan, over med high heat, brown up Pancetta or bacon. Start the Sauce:

The Sauce

2 tablespoons butter  
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 Cup of cheese, cubed (I prefer Fontina)

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir until the butter and flour are well combined. Pour in milk, stirring constantly as it thickens. Add more milk depending on desired consistency. Slowly add cheese to melt!

In a bowl combine Pasta, Pancetta, and throw in 1/2 cup tp 1 cup of cooked peas (use frozen if you desire) Toss with Sauce, season with salt and fresh crack pepper to taste, top with grated parmesan. Serves two! 

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