Bacon & broccoli pasta

Bacon & broccoli pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A quick and tasty pasta dish that goes from pot to plate in just 20 minutes making it an ideal midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
655
protein
32g
carbs
96g
fat
18g
saturates
6g
fibre
6g
sugar
4g
salt
2.72g

Ingredients

  • 500g pack shaped pasta (we used farfalle)
  • 1 head broccoli, about 300g, cut into small florets
  • 8 rashers smoked bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 5 tbsp pesto
  • grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve

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Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions. About 3 mins before the pasta is cooked, throw in the broccoli. When everything is done, drain, reserving about 100ml of the cooking water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, grill the bacon for 6-7 mins until crisp, then cut into bite-size pieces. Tip everything into the pasta pan, toss together well and loosen with a little of the cooking water, if needed. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006

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julesgirl's picture
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Perfect supper for when you're in a rush, i loved it!

robyn_r's picture
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I really enjoyed this recipe, as a quick easy option. I did alter it a bit by adding an onion, some garlic, halving the quantity of bacon and adding some chicken breast. Tasty!

annash_tn's picture
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Delicious and very easy to prepare. You might want to add some black pepper for taste.

jenny88245's picture
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you would have thought people who wrote recipes and know all about "good food" would know the difference between vegetarian and MEAT. I find this really worrying.

hyvaaruokaa's picture
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tasty, easy and quick to cook.

jason_wain's picture
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Quick, easy, economic and not unhealthy. Didn't taste incredible though - could be partly because I used normal back bacon rather than smoked?

hannahcatt29's picture

pretty sure bacon isn't vegetarian....

owenrocks23's picture

This was fantastic, it helped me finish my grade 2 piece. Love James Iverson

carol123's picture
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oops!! forgot I also use broccoli.

carol123's picture
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Make a similar dish, I fry the bacon with a little olive oil an onion and a couple of garlic gloves. mix together with some farfalle pasta and then layer in an oven/caserole dish with some good mature cheese. Tasty!

bettyboop007's picture
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Realy yummy and quick to put together enjoyed by all the family made with basil pesto added some red capsicum and chili flakes other than that followed receipe and served with crusty rolls and glass of red definatley will make again.

west1871's picture
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really disapointed when did this using a tomato and mascarponi sauce and garlic bread, the strong flavours drowned out the smoky bacon and broccoli flavours, would definatley stick with the original recipe and ciabatta bread

west1871's picture
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the family really enjoyed this and it was very tasty and quick. I used Sacla Roasted pepper pesto and it was lovely served with ciabatta bread.

rebecca_1980's picture
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Very quick and easy to make. didn't think it would be as tasty as it was, the smoky bacon add's alot of flavour. Great dish to make to take to work.

weeble's picture
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Quicker than calling for a take away!!!

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