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Easy Meals

 

Ingredients

 

  • 500g (1 pack) dried pasta of your choice
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon (sliced into 1 cm pieces)
  • 1 cup EasiYo Unsweetened Greek Style yogurt
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (grated) for serving
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste.
  • Fresh chive or parsley, chopped.

Optional to add broccoli or corn or a mixed frozen vegetables in place of peas.

 

 

Directions

 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.  Add pasta.  Cook until just BEFORE pasta is al dente (approx. 3 mins). 
  • Add the frozen peas (or alternative vegetables) and continue cooking until the pasta is cooked (al dente) but not mushy.
  • Reserve ½ cup of boiling pasta water, then drain pasta and peas and stir though a dollop of olive oil.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat then add bacon pieces and cook, stirring occasionally until the bacon is crisp and the fat is released.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the drained pasta and peas.  Add the EasiYo Greek yogurt, parmesan and a ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water.   Toss well. 

If the sauce seems a bit thick, add a little more of the reserved pasta water.  Taste the sauce and season with more salt/pepper to taste.  Squeeze the lemon over the pasta and serve sprinkled with the chopped herbs and parmesan cheese.

 

Serve with a crusty bread or a warm garlic bread.