This meal is lovely in its simplicity. Just a few ingredients, just a few minutes to whip it all together, but tasty results. My husband has a texture issue with peas, but even he liked the sweetness they added to the dish. I think N ate quite a few of them before he realized they were probably good for him and stopped.
Pasta with Bacon and Peas
adapted from Gordon Ramsay
1 box rotini (or any small pasta)
4 oz bacon, cut into small cubes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup frozen peas (no need to thaw)
2 tbs Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta, drain and rinse briefly. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Add cream, garlic powder, and onion powder. Let simmer until reduced by half. Add peas, bring cream back to a simmer and cook 2 minutes. Check for seasoning. Add pasta and heat through, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.