a creamy, cheesy one pot pasta with peas and bacon
In a large deep skillet add the pieces of bacon and cook over medium heat until crispy. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 25 seconds. Drain off the grease. Stir in pasta, water, chicken brother, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 12 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Add the half and half, parmesan cheese, and peas. Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until sauce is thickened for about 3-4 minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste. Sprinkle with extra crispy crumbled bacon and or parmesan cheese if desired.