Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yes! The Diva COOKS! :)

My husband had been begging me to make this dish that I made for him about 2 weeks ago... So I took the opportunity to prepare it tonight, with pictures and all, and share it with you all :) I call by what it is... Fetuccini with Peas and Pancetta. :)
Here are the ingredients I like to use:

Of course, you can use any other brand, or variation of the above. The items above are: Kraft Parmesean Cheese (1/2 a cup), Classico Creamy Alfredo (entire jar), Barilla Fetuccini (entire box), Birds Eye Steamfresh Sweet Peas (entire package), Boar's Head Pancetta (1/2 a pound) and 2% milk (1 cup).

Here are the steps:

First, boil water with some salt and olive oil. When water is "bubbling", add the entire box of Fetuccini.

Next, begin "tearing apart" the slices of Pancetta. I just use my hands, which is easier for me, but you can cut them as well.

Once you are done "ripping apart" the Pancetta, drain the Fettucini, and place it back into the pot where you cooked it. Make sure you set it aside on a cool surface, and not back where you were cooking it ;)

By now, it's a good time to start steaming the Peas. They go into the Microwave for 5 minutes.

Next, place the Pancetta in a pan, and brown it a bit.

I like to let it sit in the pan for a few minutes, while I wait for the peas to finish up in the Microwave... make sure to stir the Pancetta around a bit, to keep it from sticking.

Once the peas are done, add them to the Pancetta in the pan

Stir the Peas and Pancetta together for about a minute, then add the jar of Alfredo Sauce.

Stir all the ingredients together.

Some might want to stop here, mix the sauce with the fettucini, and move on... but I personally like to add a little something extra to my recipe. After stirring everything together in the pan, before adding it to the Fettucini, I like to add about a cup of milk, and half a cup of Parmesean Cheese. This make the sauce a bit softer, and easier to blend with the Fettucini.

The end result... a delicious and EASY dish that will please pretty much anyone :)



  1. yumm, k rico! I'll have to make for my hubby.

  2. trust me... he will LOVE it!!! my hubby dies for this dish :)