Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

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(34 ratings)

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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18th Feb, 2016
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!!
16th Nov, 2015
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.
19th Aug, 2015
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!
1st Jul, 2015
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.
4th Mar, 2015
it's a easy and very good recipe! I suggest buy the ingredients on the web-site where you can do shopping on-line of originally and typically Italian products! I've buy many things, they are honesty. Italian cuisine is the best cuisine in the world!
5th Oct, 2014
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.
1st Oct, 2014
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.
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30th Apr, 2014
Replaced bacon with chicken which I coated in flour before adding to onions. Really delicious. Whole family devoured happily.
12th Nov, 2013
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.
4th Aug, 2015
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 !


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