This Easy Bacon Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal that is on the table in under 15 minutes. Comforting, easy to adapt, and packed with vegetables
Course: Main Course
Allergen: Dairy, Gluten, Meat
20gParmesanshaved (to serve)
Fresh basil(to serve)
Put the pasta in to a saucepan of boiling water and simmer for 12 minutes. 5 minutes before the pasta is cooked, add the frozen peas.
Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add the shallots, garlic and chopped bacon and cook on a low heat for 4-5 minutes, until the bacon is cooked to your liking.
Drain the pasta and peas (reserving a little of the water) and add it to the frying pan with the spinach. Add about 100ml of the water and stir through.
We used smoked back bacon for this recipe. You want to use a bacon with a high fat content ideally, to get that rich flavour. However, if you want to save some calories then you could use turkey bacon.
The pasta water is what makes the sauce for this dish, however if you want it saucier, you could add creme friache, cream or even some marinara.
You can use any veg you like in this dish. Swap spinach for kale, or add some diced mushroom, peppers and courgettes at the same time as the shallots.
This is a fairly heavy dish, so try to serve it with extra veggies.