Bacon, tomato & broccoli pasta

Bacon, tomato & broccoli pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Serve up pasta pronto. This midweek spaghetti supper is ready in a flash. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal572
  • fat31g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre31g
  • protein21g
  • salt2.7g


  • 350g pack cherry tomato
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 140g purple sprouting broccoli
    Purple sprouting broccoli

    Purple sprouting broccoli

    pur-pel spr-ow-ting brok-o-lee

    This untidy-looking, colourful cousin of broccoli can be used in much the same way. Leafier and…

  • 140g spaghetti
  • ½ x 155g pack streaky bacon lardon
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan, to serve



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


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put a large pan of water on to boil, then cover. Place the cherry tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with half the olive oil and scatter over the garlic. Roast for 5 mins until the skins begin to split, then move the tomatoes to one side of the tray. Toss the broccoli in the remaining oil until well coated, and add to the other side of the tray. Season both with a little salt and lots of ground black pepper, and roast for a further 8-10 mins.

  2. Add the spaghetti to the pan of boiling water and cook for 8-10 mins until tender. Meanwhile, put the bacon lardons in a non-stick frying pan and heat until the fat begins to run from them. Cook, stirring regularly, over a medium heat for 5 mins until crisp, then remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

  3. Drain the spaghetti and toss together with the lardons, half the tomatoes (leave the remaining tomatoes on the tray until cold, then cover and chill for frittata, see 'goes well with') and the broccoli. Scatter over the grated Parmesan and serve.

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12th Nov, 2014
Simple and tasty dish, many thanks.
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9th May, 2015
my tip is that when the tomato is cooked, just by gently pressing on them with a spatula can release the sauce making the pasta taste even more delicious.
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