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Pasta with Spring Peas and Pancetta

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The pasta theme continues with a very simple and delicious pasta with a bit of pancetta and lots of peas- yummy and quick!!!

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup pancetta, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • ½ cup chives, chopped
  • ½ pound cooked pasta with 1 cup pasta water
  • ½ cup Grana Padano cheese, grated

Heat a large frying pan with the pancetta and oil. Saute on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and sauté on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and salt and cook on a simmer for 20 minutes. Add the peas, bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer. Add the chives, pasta and pasta water if needed. Mix well and cook till the sauce is thickened. Season with salt and garnish with cheese.

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