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Penne with Shrimp and Bacon

Updated April 1, 2017



  1. Cook penne in boiling salted water.
  2. In a large frying pan heat bacon until fat begins to melt. Stir in thawed peas and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until just they are opaque and cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted.
  3. In a bowl combine ricotta, salt, pepper and Parmesan.
  4. Just before serving, add 1 or 2 tablespoons boiling pasta water and whisk through.
  5. Drain penne when al dente and mix in ricotta.
  6. Add bacon, shrimp and peas and toss together before serving.

Serves 4.

Adapted from The New Pasta Cookbook.

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