Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

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Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

How do you get a pea hater to give the little green beans another shot? Add bacon. Italian bacon. And a little cheese never hurts, either. Because guacamole shouldn’t be the only green food that a person eats.

Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

Peas with Pancetta and Parmesan

Peas with parmesan and crispy pancetta.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 rounds of Pancetta, deli sliced #2, diced
  • 1/4 cup white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12oz bag of frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in saucepan over high heat.
  2. Cook pancetta until crispy, and then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add onion to saucepan and cook until clear and just browning around the edges.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minutes.
  5. Add peas to pan and heat through.
  6. Add pancetta, stir, and remove from heat.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with Parmesan and serve.


Yields: 4-6 servings

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Estimated time: 10 minutes

9 comments… add one
  • I love peas! That is a healthy and very delicious dish!



  • Hilarious! Cheese and bacon are always a winning combination in our house too : )

  • Yum! I, for one, love green peas! But I have to agree that it doesn’t quite beat guacamole. 🙂

  • My husband always jokes about me putting parm on EVERYTHING! But, I’ve never put it on peas…hmmmm…I think I know what one of my sides will be this week.

  • Ah yes. My motto – when in doubt, add bacon. these look so yummy!

  • I adore peas and this looks like a brilliant way to have them.

  • Simple and delicious. I make peas similar to this but without ppnacette. I will add it next time.

  • Great recipe. Love the bacon/parm/pea combo. So true about Bacon everything is better with bacon!!

  • Ann

    The frosting on the cupcakes is so pretty. How did you pipe it on? Did you use a special tip?

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