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Wagon Wheel Pasta with Ricotta Cheese, Bacon and Peas
Ingredients: 16 ounces pasta, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 onion, chopped, 6 strips bacon, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 package frozen peas, ... more 
Photo by: Spoonful
Wagon Wheel Pasta with Ricotta Cheese, Bacon and Peas
Ingredients: 16 ounces pasta, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 onion, chopped, 6 strips bacon, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 package frozen peas, thawed, 8 ounces ricotta cheese, 1 egg, beaten, 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, Salt and pepper, 1/2 cup grated Fontina cheese, 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Stir in pasta. Boil uncovered for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente. Remove from heat, drain pasta, and then return pasta to the pot. Heat olive oil over medium heat in heavy skillet. Add the onion and sauté until soft and lightly brown, remove from heat, and add the onion to the pasta. Cook bacon strips until crisp, set on paper towel to drain. Once cool, crumble into pieces, and add to the pasta. Add chicken broth, peas, ricotta cheese, egg, basil, parsley, parmesan cheese to pasta. Transfer pasta to casserole dish. Sprinkle Fontina cheese and bread crumbs on top and bake in preheated oven for 10-15 min. less 
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Tue, Apr 30, 2013 12:30 PM EDT
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