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Kale & smoky bacon pasta

Kale & smoky bacon pasta

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Throw together bacon lardons, leafy greens and crunchy pine nuts for this easy, quick pasta recipe - use wholewheat pasta for extra fibre

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal574
fat29g
saturates8g
carbs53g
sugars3g
fibre8g
protein22g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 300g pasta (we used wholewheat fusilli)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 180g pack smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 large garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts
  • 200g chopped curly kale
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • ½ lemon , juiced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Boil a large pan of water and cook the pasta following pack instructions.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and cook the lardons for a few mins until golden and a little crisp. Stir in the garlic, red chilli and pine nuts, then cook for 1 min more until the garlic and chilli are softened and the pine nuts just toasted.

  • STEP 3

    Turn up the heat and add the kale to the pan with a splash of water, cover and cook for 3-4 mins until wilted. Drain the cooked pasta and add to the pan with the cream cheese and lemon juice. Toss together, taste, and season with black pepper.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2014

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