Linguini with Cream Sauce & Bacon

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 Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients
• 1 pound dried linguini
• 8 slices thick cut bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)
• 1 large shallot (thinly sliced)

• 4 cups half & half
• 5 cloves fresh garlic
• ¼ cup sea salt
• 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
• ¼ teaspoon black pepper
• ½ cup fresh shaved Parmesan

TOOLS NEEDED:  (click to purchase)
INDUCTION 21 STAINLESS STEEL PASTA SET (3 PC.) STAINLESS STEEL PASTA STRAINER INSERT STAINLESS STEEL SPAGHETTI FORK

  1. Insert the pasta strainer and add about 4 quarts water and ¼ cup sea salt. Place lid on and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

water boiling in induction 21 stainless steel pot with steamer insert 

  2. Cook linguini according to package. While pasta is boiling, cook bacon in 10 inch fry pan over medium heat. Once cooked, remove from heat.

bacon cooking in 10 inch coated fry pan

3. Strain pasta by lifting insert. Reserve 1 cup of salty pasta water.

cooked pasta in strainer

 4. Set cooked bacon aside. Do not clean out the pan. Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease and reduce heat to low-medium. Add in the shallots and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.shallots and garlic cooking in 10inch coated fry pan

  5. Once cooked, remove shallots and garlic from pan. Pour out any remaining grease and add the half & half. Let this thicken by cooking on low-medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, turn heat to low. Add in shallots, garlic, and black pepper.

cream sauce and shallots in 10 inch fry pan

  6. Cook for another 4-5 minutes and add in ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and peas. Cook for 2 minutes. You can thin out the sauce by adding some of the pasta water if too thick. Add about ½ cup gradually.

cooking pasta sauce in induction 21 coated 10 inch fry pan

7. Add the sauce to the linguini. Add the bacon and remaining parmesan.

add bacon to sauce and pasta in id 21 6 qt stockpot

 

8. Toss together and serve right away.

linguini in with cream sauce in pot with pasta fork

 

 Enjoy!


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