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Creamy Shells with Bacon and Spring Peas

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This is a great weekday recipe that's delicious and easy to make.

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

8

Ingredients
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2
Serves 2
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8 oz
Pasta Shells
1 cup
Frozen Peas
1/2 cup
Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herb Cheese
Herb Chevre
1/4 cup
Fresh Mint , chopped
(optional)
1/2 cup
2 cloves
to taste
Salt and Pepper
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Step 1
Cook Pasta Shells (8 oz) according to package directions and reserve 2 cups of pasta water.
Step 2
Mince the Garlic (2 cloves) .
Step 3
Shuck the Green Peas (1 cup) .
Step 4
Chop the Thick-Cut Bacon (4 slices) into 1/2 inch pieces.
Step 5
If using, chop the Fresh Mint (1/4 cup) .
Step 6
In a large skillet over medium heat, render the fat from the bacon until it becomes crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to drain on paper towels.
Step 7
Remove and reserve all but 2 tablespoon bacon grease.
Step 8
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Step 9
Add the peas and 1 cup of the pasta water. Simmer for 2 minutes if the peas are fresh.
Step 10
Crumble in the Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herb Cheese (1/2 cup) and stir until a smooth sauce forms. Thin with additional water if the sauce is too thick.
Step 11
Gently toss pasta, sauce, mint, Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) and bacon together. Adjust seasoning to taste with extra Salt and Pepper (to taste) .
Step 12
Serve right away. Enjoy!

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