Saturday, October 27, 2012


So Lidia Bastianich is a cute little old Italian lady who has some cooking shows, is a longtime chef {obvie} and a restaurateur.
In the new Everyday Food magazine she can be found in there {page 35 to be exact} and shares a recipe in there that looks and sound amazeballs. Which I will totally be trying out this coming week. 
This recipe that I am about to share serves 6, takes 20 minutes to prep and a total time of 30 minutes. Which is super quick on those busy nights. Which I am experiencing more of because of school, work and such. So anyways - away we go here. :) 

Bon Appetit!

Shells with Peas and Mushrooms

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 slices bacon, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped scallions
2 cups cleaned sliced mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake, oyster, and cremini
2 cups chicken stock or canned chicken broth
1-1/2 cups frozen baby peas, thawed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 pound small pasta shells
1/2 cup freshly grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano {2 ounces}

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add bacon and scallions and sauté until scallions are wilted, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms have released their moisture, about 5 minutes. 

2. Add stock, peas, and butter and season lightly with salt and pepper. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary. Meanwhile, stir pasta into boiling water, and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 12 minutes. 

3. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add sauce and stir over low until pasta is coated. Remove from heat and add cheese. Toss well and serve. 

{Per Serving: 425 calories; 11 g fat (4 g sat fat); 17 g protein; 64 g carb; 4 g fibre.}

There you go! How ridiculously simple! Looks deeeelish too. :) Totally trying this. Should I add more bacon?? Maybe not. :P
But what the hell, if you wanna go for it, then do so! Extra flavour!



  1. Yum-my!! I love pasta so this recipe is even better :-)

    Thank you for your comment, liking my artwork I appreciate the feedback

    The Young Bridget Jones

  2. No worries!! Dude, your paintings are amazing! If you try the recipe let me know what you thought of it. :))