Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mid-Week Dinner

Posted by MANDI at 8:02 PM
I'm undecided about this one - it was all pretty easy to put together and the kids liked it but... I think it needed less sauce so I'd probably use about two-thirds of the ricotta and cream in the recipe.

Cheesy spaghetti with bacon and peas
delicious. 5 Nights A Week by Valli Little

500g spaghetti

1 cup (120g) frozen peas

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 rashers of bacon, cut into strips

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

250g smooth ricotta

300ml pure (thin) cream

1 cup grated parmesan, plus extra shaved parmesan to serve

2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley (oops, forgot to add this)

Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan on boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Add the peas to the pasta for the last 2 minutes of cooking time, then drain both well and return to the sacepan.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep frypan ovver a medium heat, add the bacon and cook, stirring, until it starts to crisp. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Drain off some of the fat. Add the ricotta and cream to the bacon and stir over a low heat until combined and warmed through. Remove from the heat and add to the pasta with the grated parmesan and parsley. Toss to combine and season to taste.

Serve with extra shaved parmesan and extra black pepper.

PS: Is anyone else having Blogger issues at the moment? I can't get the spellcheck to work and the formatting has gone a bit mental.


Melody on February 7, 2008 at 10:07 AM said...

(Spell check hasn't been working for over a week now and I'm sick of it!!! urgh!!)

Sounds like a nice spaghetti recipe. Thanks.

Red Dirt Mummy on February 7, 2008 at 9:17 PM said...

Thanks, Melody. At least I know it's not just me doing something wrong. I have had that many issues with IT at work that I'm really doubting myself every time something goes wrong now. Oh and, you're welcome!

2paw on February 11, 2008 at 10:32 AM said...

I LOVE this recipe, when I first read it, I think I made and ate this about 6 days in a row it was so delicious!!

Red Dirt Mummy on February 11, 2008 at 8:15 PM said...

Hi 2paw! Thanks for dropping by. Don't you love when you find a recipe you think is fabulous? I have a couple that I hide the leftovers at the back of the fridge so no-one else can find them ;)


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