Springtime pasta

Springtime pasta

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A hearty, rustic dish, ready for the table in 20 mins - try our ideas for using up the goat's cheese too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal493
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.18g
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Ingredients

  • 400g penne
  • 200g bag shredded kale
    Kale

    Kale

    kay-el

    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 100g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 100g soft mild goat's cheese
  • grated parmesan, to serve (optional)
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Boil the pasta in salted water. Add the kale for the final 2 mins, then drain, reserving a little of the cooking liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, dry-fry the bacon in a nonstick pan until crisp. Remove from the pan and drain off most of the fat, leaving behind about 1 tsp. Gently fry the onion in the fat for 2-3 mins until soft.

  3. Tip the cooked pasta and kale into the pan, then stir through the bacon and goat’s cheese. Add a little of the pasta cooking water if the mixture seems a bit dry. Serve in bowls scattered with grated Parmesan, if you like.

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ah95
12th Apr, 2017
3.8
I added pesto which somewhat dampened the flavour of the goats cheese but still, lovely flavours. Tasted better cold the next day
gxf00u
23rd Mar, 2016
3.8
Great but the recipe calls for twice as much pasta as is required - I added cherry tomatoes and pesto, and swapped bacon for gammon steak ... plus this was even nicer cold for lunch the following day.
falafellover
16th Sep, 2014
5.05
Both me and my boyfriend loved this dish! I added a few dollops of leftover cream cheese, as well as a bit of green pesto, a few salad tomatoes from the garden and some pine nuts. Yum!
donkeycottage
22nd Aug, 2014
3.8
Lovely supper dish
emmorey
24th Jul, 2014
Made as a "user-upper", I never expected it to be quite so tasty. I had to use Cheddar instead and I also added some fresh green chilli for a warm kick. Black pepper to serve and it was delicious. The kale soon shrinks down (was uncertain about using all of it but it worked), a healthy addition of dark greens. Melds together surprisingly well and the bacon adds enough salt so don't over salt it. Will definitely be making again with the suggested cheese.
Gertiegirl05
13th Jun, 2014
5.05
A tasty winner with the family! Quick, easy and a really nice flavour.
stuckforideas1
10th Jun, 2013
We really enjoyed this dish! At first I thought there wouldn't be enough goats cheese (I love cheese) but 100g was just right and Tesco did a perfect 100g for only 99p! I also used about half the amount of Kale and a bit more bacon. This dish is just so that you can choose to use as much or as little as you like according to your taste buds. I will definitely be making this again. Yum yum
annieparsnips
6th Apr, 2013
Very tasty dish and simple to make. I couldn't get kale so I bought a bag of shredded cabbage and leeks, worked perfectly! Exactly the right amount for 4 people. Will be making this regularly from now on.
jhirsch
9th Mar, 2013
5.05
really quick and easy for something that tastes like there is a party in my mouth and everyone is invited
nathan_sidwell
29th Jan, 2013
5.05
good and simple recipe.

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