Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
556
protein
23g
carbs
76g
fat
18g
saturates
7g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
1.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g leeks, halved and finely sliced
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  • 400g pasta shapes (we used penne)
  • 100g herb & garlic soft cheese (we used Boursin)

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the leeks and 2 tbsp water, and cook for about 10 mins until very soft. Add the bacon, turn up the heat and fry until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and reserve a mug of the cooking water.
  3. Spoon cheese into the leek and bacon mix, adding some of the reserved cooking water. Season and stir gently over a low heat until melted. Toss through the cooked pasta, adding a little more cooking water, if needed, to help the sauce coat the pasta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2012

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mrkev83's picture
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This is so easy to make and cheap too...ultimate student or low budget meal

vicwiggers's picture
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I normally add mushrooms as well, tastes great.

rebecca1july's picture
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A very tassty quick weekday dinner, kids enjoyed too. Will make again .

toffeebonbon's picture
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A great quick meal. I fried the bacon till crisp first then saved a handful to sprinkle over at the end. Gave a lovely crunch. Will be making again.

gervais's picture
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A fabulous mid week recipe. So quick and easy to make it is ready in minutes. Boursin impossible to get here in Brisbane as are so many ingredients so used a variation on the theme but still well worth the 10mins it took to make!! Definitely one to add to the ever increasing last minute meals thanks to BBC Good Food

vicwiggers's picture
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Tasty, easy to adapt.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Very easy and tastes great.

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