Spring Pasta

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Yes, It’s Spring! What does that mean for us Floridians? It’s getting hotter. When the weather gets hotter, the food has to get a little lighter. I will eat my pasta all year round, but I love adding lots of veggies as our weather changes. This Spring pasta dish is so good. One of my favorite side dishes when I don’t have any fresh veggies is peas and onions. I took that, added pasta and a whole lot of other goo stuff!  

Happy Spring!

SPRING PASTA

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 package of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 4 oz. package of diced pancetta 
  • Splash of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bag of frozen baby sweet peas
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds of pasta (I prefer shells or bowties)
  • Grated pecorino romano cheese

Directions: 

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a deep saute pan.
  2. Add mushrooms and onions and cook until all the juices from the mushrooms evaporate and the mushrooms and onions are browning.
  3. Add pancetta and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the chicken broth. Scrape the pan with a wooden spoon.  
  5. Return to the heat and add the peas. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until peas are heated through.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Save some pasta water if needed to moisten the pasta in the end.  
  8. Combine the veggies and the pasta.
  9. Drizzle with olive oil and top with grated pecorino romano.

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Kim is a mom of two boys, Matthew(12) and Dominick(10).  She resides in Lake Worth with her husband, Matt, and their 2 kids.  They moved to South Florida in 2002 from Long Island, NY.  Kim was a teacher for a couple of years until she had her first son.  For the last 12 years she was running a home based business.  When they decided to close the business, Kim decided she should do something she is more interested in and started blogging.  She has a personal blog, feedingthefam.blog that focuses on food, fashion, beauty and more.  She is a home body that loves writing, cooking and spending time with her family. You can keep up with her on her facebook page, Feeding the Fam.