Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
An indulgent pasta dish that is quick and cheap to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal658
  • fat25g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre9g
  • protein35g
  • salt4.06g
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  • 350g penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 8 rashers smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen pea



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 150g pack gorgonzola, cubed



    A blue-veined cheese originating from a small town near Milan in Italy and now made by more than…

  • 250g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  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.

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Comments (33)

Jeppers82's picture

I made this to the recipe but adding garlic with the onions at the start and also cherry tomatoes (cooked separately and added at the end). Garnished with fresh chillies and spring onions. It was yummy!! Really delicious and clean plates!!

henryscat01's picture

Tried this tonight based upon the 5 star reviews and have to say it was one of the worse recipes I've made from this website. I totally disagree with previous posters, it was disgusting and I ended up putting it in the bin after two mouthsful.

therealslimsal's picture

just had this for a midweek meal. Followed the recipe exactly, seasoned to taste & husband & I really enjoyed it & thought it was very tasty. Reminded us of spring on a miserable rainy day!

franbakes's picture

This was the perfect pasta for a hot summer's day! It was quick and simple to make which means it's a great weekday meal. As there was no gorgonzola, I stirred in crème fraiche and half a tub of parmesan cheese for the sauce on top of the stock after it had really reduced down. I also added some mushrooms soon after the bacon. Everyone loved this pasta; I'll definitely be making it again.

marty876's picture

it's a easy and very good recipe!
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I've buy many things, they are honesty.
Italian cuisine is the best cuisine in the world!

hrgoddess's picture

This was very tasty. I had some mushrooms, so threw those in too. Also, used frozen fava beans instead of peas. I like the recommendation to use creme fraiche and will try that next time.

lieann's picture

This a quick, easy and delicious meal that we have often. Have used different green vegetables whatever have in and different blue cheeses. Add some half fat creme fraiche to make sauce go further. Kids as well as us love it.

jobe wan's picture

Replaced bacon with chicken which I coated in flour before adding to onions. Really delicious. Whole family devoured happily.

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.

Dormouse7's picture

I think you must have cooked the spinach too long. I can't bear spinach slimy so whilst I haven't made this yet, I know from experience - chuck it in, stir it and pasta in and dish up. For me spinach has to be al-dente - dry soft with a crisp edge !

melaniej1206's picture

Quick, easy and very tasty!

Millsybabe's picture

Another gorgeous recipe. We all loved it. Made it just as stated.

hrgoddess's picture

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

It was quick to cook but somewhat a little on a salty side.

katycooks's picture

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

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

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

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

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


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