- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 300g leek, halved and finely sliced
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 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)
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.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and reserve a mug of the cooking water.
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.