Tortellini and Peas with a Lemony Pancetta sauce

Serves 4


Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds frozen cheese tortellini
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 TBS Flour

1 TBS Butter
1/2 cup Fat free half and half

6 ounces sliced pancetta, chopped
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook tortellini until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain and set aside.

In the same pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat; add pancetta. Cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 2 to 4 minutes, remove and drain on paper towels.

Melt the butter, then sprinkle in the flour, whisking constantly to form a paste. Slowly whisk in the half and half. Let simmer until it thickens, then add in the pasta, the peas, a little pasta water, 1 tsp of the lemon zest and the lemon juice; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour onto a platter or plates and top with the pancetta and some more grated lemon zest.

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