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Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal556
fat18g
saturates7g
carbs76g
sugars4g
fibre4g
protein23g
low insalt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g leek, halved and finely sliced
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  • 400g pasta shapes (we used penne)
  • 100g herb & garlic soft cheese (we used Boursin)

Method

  • STEP 1

    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.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and reserve a mug of the cooking water.

  • STEP 3

    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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2012

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