Bacon and Cheese Farfalle with Peas Recipe

entreesSheri SpalloneComment

Cook Time:  20 minutes  Difficulty:  Easy

Pasta and peas in a creamy bacony cheese sauce.  So easy, so creamy, and so delicious.  Your family will ask for seconds!  I like easy dinners that are on the table in under 30 minutes.  It's perfect for those busy nights.

Serve this dish with our Strawberry Spinach Salad and our Parmesan Pepper Knots for a complete meal.


  • 8 oz Farfalle pasta
  • Handful kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 jar Terrapin Ridge Farms Bacon & Chive Dip
  • 4 oz Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


Fill an 8 quart pot with water, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add a small handful of salt (2 tablespoons) to boiling water and cook pasta until al dente (about 7-9 minutes). Pour peas into boiling water 2 minutes before end of cook time.

While pasta is cooking, prepare the flour mixture by adding 1/2 cup milk and the flour to a large skillet and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally to cook out the floury taste.  Add the remaining milk and the Terrapin Ridge Farms Bacon & Chive Dip, and whisk to combine.  Add the cheese and stir. 

Remove the cheese sauce from the heat.  Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water when draining the pasta. Add the drained pasta and the peas to the skillet and stir to combine. Finish the dish by adding the reserved pasta water, a little at a time, until you have the perfect creamy consistency. Garnish with Fresh parsley, serve and enjoy!