Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal556
  • fat18g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs76g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 300g leek, halved and finely sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  • 400g pasta shapes (we used penne)
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 100g herb & garlic soft cheese (we used Boursin)

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.

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Twopaws
4th Dec, 2013
Boyfriend said "it's really, really nice" and rates it 10/10. He a picky eater so new recipes are always a risk. The pets (not so fussy eaters) have been trying to steal some for themselves! Will cook this again sometime. Thanks!
lilyjane
11th Nov, 2013
Really tasty, and so quick to make! I'll definitely make this again.
lizzafezza
6th Sep, 2013
3.05
Nice, quick and easy. Kids loved it too. I also used garlic and herb Philly.
rononsmum
28th May, 2013
5.05
Just cooked this for my very fussy 4yr old & he's loving it! I used roule instead of Boursin because it's half the price & it tastes lovely. Nice quick recipe for times when you don't want to spend ages in the kitchen. Definitely will be making this again :-)
rubbishcookneedshelp
8th May, 2013
5.05
i grilled the bacon first and made my own cheese sauce instead of using bousin , it was an absolute hit , all clean plates this is definately now a firm family favourite
pentapoli
7th Feb, 2013
5.05
The whole family liked it. Interesting combination of ingredients! Thanks for the congrats I got!
pentapoli
30th Jan, 2013
5.05
Delicious and so quick to make. Smoked bacon and leek combine so tastefully. Thanks Good Food.
xlilithx
29th Jan, 2013
5.05
Love this! Easy and delicious.
tracydathome
27th Jan, 2013
5.05
Very quick and easy to make, is very tasty. I used the tip from one of the other reviewers and used Pilidelphia garlic and herb and it was lovely.
shlush
14th Jan, 2013
5.05
This is a really tasty comfort food for those chilly evenings. I cooked the bacon under the grill to make it a little healthier. Leeks are one of my favourite vegetables, so I will definitely be making this again before the leek season is through!

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