Overhead close up of bowl of pea & bacon pasta.

Pea & Bacon Pasta

Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, pea and bacon pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 483 kcal
Author: Erin @ Platings & Pairings

This Pea & Bacon Pasta comes together in just 20 minutes! It's a delicious (and budget friendly) dinner that's perfect for any night of the week. 



  • 8 ounces rigatoni 1/2 package
  • 4 slices bacon chopped in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil, over high heat. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving cooking liquid.
  2. Fry chopped bacon over medium heat, until crisp. Set aside on paper towels, and drain fat from pan. Add butter to pan over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add garlic and heat 3-5 minutes. Add in peas, milk and cream cheese. Bring to boil and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add bacon back to pan, along with basil and salt and pepper, to taste.

  3. Toss cooked pasta with sauce, along with reserved pasta water, as needed, to obtain your desired consistency.
  4. Top with shredded parmesan and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pea & Bacon Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 17.7%
Vitamin C 18.8%
Calcium 21.1%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.