Mini Shell Pasta with A Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce (jamie Oliver)

Mini Shell Pasta with A Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce (jamie Oliver)

2 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 hours

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Recipe description: This is one of the dishes I cook for my kids, but to be honest, it?s so good that me and Jools always eat it too! Mini pasta shells are actually meant to be added to soups, but they?re quick and easy to cook, which makes them a good thing to serve with pasta sauces. All in all this should take you no more than five and a half minutes to cook. However, if you decide to go for a bigger type of pasta, remember that it will need more time to cook than these mini shells.


1 pound Pasta; mini shell (package)
1 Chicken bouillon; cube (optional)
10 slices Bacon; or Pancetta / sliced.
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 tablespoons Butter
2 cups Frozen petite peas
2 tablespoon Cr?me Fra?che; or Mexican table cream or sour cream
1 bunch Fresh herbs; Mint or other herbs - I used fresh Thyme.
-- DRAIN & ADD PASTA (reserve liquid) --
1 Lemon; sqeeze juice over pasta
6 oz Parmesan cheese; grated (1 pkg)
dash Salt & pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



To prepare ingredients

? Finely slice the bacon crosswise

? Pick the mint leaves / herbs and discard the stalks

? Finely grate the Parmesan

To cook your pasta

? Boil salted water & drop in the stock cube (if using)

? Add pasta & cook according to the packet instructions

? Get a large frying pan over * medium heat * Add olive oil and butter

? Add the bacon

? Sprinkle a little pepper and fry until golden and crisp

? Meanwhile, finely chop your herbs

? As soon as the bacon is golden, add your frozen peas and give the pan a good shake

? After a minute or so, add the cr?me fra?che and chopped mint to the bacon and peas

? Drain the pasta - Reserving some of the cooking water

? Add pasta to the frying pan

? Halve your lemon and squeeze juice over the pasta

? When it?s all bubbling away nicely, remove from the heat

? The sauce should be creamy and delicious but if it?s too thick for you, add a splash of the reserved cooking water to thin it out a bit

? Add the grated Parmesan and give the pan a shake to mix it in

To serve your pasta

? Divide your pasta between plates or bowls, or put it on the table in a large serving dish and let everyone help themselves

? Lovely with a simply dressed green salad

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So quick and easy with only a few ingredients! Much better than buying a jar from the shop.
Connieeccles 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
TwinMom07 6y ago

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