Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

Bacon, spinach & Gorgonzola pasta

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 350g penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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    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
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 150g pack gorgonzola, cubed
    Gorgonzola

    Gorgonzola

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    A blue-veined cheese originating from a small town near Milan in Italy and now made by more than…

  • 250g spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

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    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

Method

  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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melaniej1206
9th Sep, 2013
Quick, easy and very tasty!
Millsybabe
27th Aug, 2013
5.05
Another gorgeous recipe. We all loved it. Made it just as stated.
hrgoddess
26th May, 2013
3.8
Good suggestion on the cherry toms. I also added fresh basil. Next time, I may add some walnuts.
kerryannb
20th May, 2013
Delicious and very easy to make! I too added cherry tomatoes for colour and also added mushrooms. Substituted Boursin instead and was yum yum yum...
kisahmelati
10th Apr, 2013
5.05
It was quick to cook but somewhat a little on a salty side.
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katycooks
16th Jan, 2013
5.05
Absolute winner! Just made this for tea (using Castello blue cheese, and I added a few mushrooms - otherwise followed the recipe). Really delicious and a perfect quick evening meal. I am sure a few cherry tomatoes would be lovely with it too as some others have suggested - will try that next time.
lumene
16th Dec, 2012
4.05
I'm not a great fan of gorgonzola, but this was a surprisingly good pasta. I was worried it would be too creamy, but the combination of spinach and gorgonzola made the dish tasty and not too fulfilling. Definitely a good choice for a mid-week supper.
bassbarbie
24th Sep, 2012
5.05
This was delicious although I varied the ingredients according to what I had available. I used Parma ham instead of bacon, cream St. agur cheese (about 50g) and less spinach than was in the recipe. It was a hit with my children who don't like blue cheese or spinach :) Very quick to prepare too!
cablecar123
29th Aug, 2012
5.05
really easy and really tasty. I replaced the gorgonzola with St.Agur and the spinach with watercress and it was delicious. fussy husband even liked it.
eleanormayo
2nd Jul, 2012
4.05
this was a great midweek supper dish, I used St Agur as I could not get hold of any gorgonzola today.

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