Pasta with Peas in Creamy Sage Sauce

Our herb garden is going nuts and I whipped up this easy little pasta dish to showcase the sage.  I used a type of pasta Wegmans has labeled "nuggets," and I love the way they hold creamy sauces.  Small shells or another small, textured pasta would also work.  

Pasta with Peas in Creamy Sage Sauce
  • 16 oz. small pasta
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c. frozen peas
  • 4 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 T. flour
  • 2 1/2 c. 2% milk
  • 1/4 c. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 c. shredded Fontina cheese
  • 1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 3-5 fresh finely chopped sage leaves
  • pinch of salt, dash of pepper

  1. Cook pasta and peas together in boiling water for time directed on pasta package.  Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and saute onion and garlic in it until onion is soft and translucent.
  3. Whisk in 3 T. flour to form a paste, then add the milk a little at a time, whisking constantly to prevent burning.  Stir and cook until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.  
  4. Add the cheeses one at a time, stirring until melted and smooth
  5. Stir in the crumbled bacon and sage leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.  Cook on very low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  6. Pour the sauce over the pasta and peas.  Stir together until the pasta is coated, and serve.  Enjoy with a green salad.  
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mmmm, sounds so good! I love a good pasta dish. Both my daughter and I love peas so we will have to give this a try!

Have a great day!
Mallory said…
Wow this looks so good! I am going to try and make this sometime this week :)
Christi said…
this looks like a great {and simple} recipe.

visiting from tempt my tummy!

the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!
This looks so good. I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!
I make a dish kinda like this, we always add scallops with it :) yum!
Sarah said…
Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than pasta - it's totally one of my favorite, favorite foods - and honestly, this sauce sounds so different and so good! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

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