Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

An indulgent pasta dish that is quick and cheap to make

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
658
protein
35g
carbs
77g
fat
25g
saturates
11g
fibre
9g
sugar
7g
salt
4.06g

Ingredients

  • 350g penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 rashers smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen peas
  • 150g pack gorgonzola, cubed
  • 250g spinach

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then add the onion and cook for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the bacon, cook for a further 5 mins, then pour in the hot stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for a few mins until the liquid has reduced slightly.
  2. Stir in the peas, followed by the Gorgonzola, until the cheese has melted and the peas are defrosted. Quickly stir through the spinach to wilt. Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2011

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hannahbeatty's picture

This was really delicious! Will definitely be making again, but when I do would quickly cook and drain the spinach before stirring in, because released so much water made the pasta sauce a bit sloppy. Also added a bit of white wine before the stock and reduced. Yum.

melaniej1206's picture

Quick, easy and very tasty!

Millsybabe's picture
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Another gorgeous recipe. We all loved it. Made it just as stated.

hrgoddess's picture
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Good suggestion on the cherry toms. I also added fresh basil. Next time, I may add some walnuts.

kerryannb's picture

Delicious and very easy to make! I too added cherry tomatoes for colour and also added mushrooms. Substituted Boursin instead and was yum yum yum...

kisahmelati's picture
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It was quick to cook but somewhat a little on a salty side.

katycooks's picture
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Absolute winner! Just made this for tea (using Castello blue cheese, and I added a few mushrooms - otherwise followed the recipe). Really delicious and a perfect quick evening meal. I am sure a few cherry tomatoes would be lovely with it too as some others have suggested - will try that next time.

lumene's picture
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I'm not a great fan of gorgonzola, but this was a surprisingly good pasta. I was worried it would be too creamy, but the combination of spinach and gorgonzola made the dish tasty and not too fulfilling. Definitely a good choice for a mid-week supper.

bassbarbie's picture
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This was delicious although I varied the ingredients according to what I had available.
I used Parma ham instead of bacon, cream St. agur cheese (about 50g) and less spinach than was in the recipe. It was a hit with my children who don't like blue cheese or spinach :)
Very quick to prepare too!

cablecar123's picture
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really easy and really tasty. I replaced the gorgonzola with St.Agur and the spinach with watercress and it was delicious. fussy husband even liked it.

eleanormayo's picture
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this was a great midweek supper dish, I used St Agur as I could not get hold of any gorgonzola today.

jemma_j's picture
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A lovely dish, but I also added mushrooms, parsley, chives and a sprinkle of parmesan and black pepper the second time I made it. That would've got 5 stars! I also made extra to re-heat for lunch.

jessyb00p's picture
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I cooked this the other day. It's so quick and easy, not to mention yummy!
I used boursin cheese and mushrooms instead. Just fantastic!

ade_in_the_kitchen's picture
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Quick to make and enjoyable to eat but ultimately unfulfilling. I felt that it lacked something and reading the reviews on here others have amended the recipie to improve depth of flavour.

I think it needed some fresh parsley and I'd replace the veg oil with some garlic-infused olive oil.

I'll cook it again with tweaks; the ease and speed of the recipie makes it a mid-week winner.

tamsinthefoodie's picture
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This was absolutely delicious. I thought the cheese would make it too strong a taste for the smaller children (though they hated the smell) but once they put some in their mouth, they ate it all up happily. I also added some cherry tomatoes at the same point as the cheese and peas and the depth of flavour was fantastic (I used chicken stock instead of veg as didn't have any and the pack of gorgonzola was only 125g instead of 150g but fine). Cooked 500g pasta and with the sauce as above, it made enough for 6. Will definitely be cooking this again.

ellzbellz's picture
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Just made this and yummmmmmmm I want more!!

peony1's picture
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Very tasty and will try it with cherry tomatoes next time - thanks for the tip.

eleanormayo's picture
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Good, quick and easy supper. I used some cubed pancetta that was loitttering in the fridge. All my blue cheese melted away so whilst you got the flavour of it, I would probably only add it at the very end.

joanicus1's picture
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Made this for a quick supper. Used fresh asparagas, and broad beans from the garden, instead of frozen peas, and steamed these for a couple of mins above the pasta as it was cooking. Didnt have gorgonzola, so use dolcelatte. Used some of the pasta cooking liquid to make the stock. I made enough for two people so that i could have it for my lunch next week, but kept going back for more and more !!!!!!!!! :=)

jemimalrf's picture
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I made this for my parents as a midweek meal and my Dad enjoyed it so much that he's asked for it for Father's Day. Really quick and simple yet very delicious!

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