ProteinPLUS® Penne with Pancetta, Tomatoes & Peas

  • 417
  • 15g
    Total Fat
  • 55g
    Total Carbohydrate
  • 15g
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Ingredients for 7 people

  • 1 box Barilla® ProteinPLUS® Penne
  • 4 ounces Pancetta (can substitute bacon), julienne
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint grape tomato, halved
  • 8 ounces frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Romano cheese, grated


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. 2
    Add pancetta to a cold skillet and sauté over medium heat until crisp.
  3. 3
    Drain, discard fat and reserve pancetta.
  4. 4
    Add tomatoes and half of the olive oil to the skillet.
  5. 5
    Sauté tomatoes over medium heat until the skins are slightly blistered.
  6. 6
    Season with salt and pepper.
  7. 7
    Add peas and ½ a cup of water.
  8. 8
    Cook until most of the water has evaporated about 6 minutes.
  9. 9
    Cook pasta according to package directions.
  10. 10
    Drain and toss the pasta with the pea mixture.
  11. 11
    Finish with the cheese, remaining olive oil, and pancetta.

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