An easy side dish recipe gets a boost of umami from crispy pancetta. Using frozen vegetables keeps things quick, but substitute fresh peas and pearl onions if you prefer, adjusting the cooking time as needed.

Betsy Andrews
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add pancetta; cook until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer it to a paper-towel-lined plate.

  • Add butter and garlic to the pot. Cook, stirring, until the garlic is soft, about 30 seconds. Add peas, onions and the pancetta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are hot, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 6.3g 10% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 11.8mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 1535.9IU 31% DV; vitamin c 7.3mg 12% DV; folate 50.3mcg 13% DV; calcium 23.6mg 2% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 20mg 7% DV; potassium 139.4mg 4% DV; sodium 306.9mg 12% DV.