Kale & smoky bacon pasta

Kale & smoky bacon pasta

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

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 and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal574
  • fat29g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre8g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 300g pasta (we used wholewheat fusilli)
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 1 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…

  • 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
    Kale

    Kale

    kay-el

    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

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

  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.

  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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elvis
20th Jan, 2016
Apart from adding a packet of baby mushrooms I followed recipe to the letter and it went down an absolute treat. Five stars on every level, quick,easy, inexpensive, no difficult to obtain ingredients and everybody loved it.
heather444
4th Feb, 2015
5.05
easy, cheap, tasty midweek meal. Also reheats quite well the next day. Will cook this again definitely.
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