One Pot Creamy Alfredo Rigatoni with Bacon and Peas
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
6slicessliced baconcoarsely chopped
12ozdried rigatoni pasta
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1cupaged Asiago cheeseshredded (you can also use parmesan)
4ozMascarpone cheeseoptional, see notes
In a large deep skillet cook the 6 slices bacon until crisp over medium heat. Remove some of the bacon from skillet and drain on paper towel for garnishing at the end.
Stir in garlic to the skillet; cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Add pasta, broth, the water, salt, and pepper, mix to combine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Stir in peas, heavy cream, Asiago (or Parmesan), and Mascarpone cheese, if using; stir to combine. Cook about 3 -5 minutes more, or until the sauce has thickened.
Top with the reserve crumbled bacon and more shredded cheese . Serve immediately.