Creamy Pesto and Bacon Pasta
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Creamy Pesto and Bacon Pasta

Creamy Pesto and Bacon Pasta

with cheese and cherry tomatoes

Pesto and pasta is a classic combination that's hard to improve upon. That said, the deliciously savoury bacon is a great addition to this quick and easy dish.

Tags:
Quick
Family Friendly
Allergens:
Milk
Wheat
Total Time20 minutes
Cooking Time25 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

1 unit(s)

Garlic

1 sachet(s)

Green Pesto

(Contains Milk)

25 grams

Grated Italian Style Hard Cheese

(Contains Milk)

125 grams

Cherry Tomatoes

180 grams

Dried Rigatoni

(Contains Wheat May be present Soya, Mustard)

170 grams

Bacon

125 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

to taste

Salt

to taste

Pepper

to taste

Oil

to taste

Water

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Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)3402 kJ
Energy (kcal)813 kcal
Fat44.7 g
of which saturates18.5 g
Carbohydrate71.3 g
of which sugars7.8 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Protein31.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Salt3.09 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region. Nutrition for uncooked ingredients based on 2 person recipe, excludes Pantry Items.

Utensils

Grater
Colander

Instructions

Cook the Rigatoni
1
  • Boil a large pot of salted water for the rigatoni.
  • When boiling, add the rigatoni to the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until softened, 12 mins.
  • Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pot, off the heat.
  • Drizzle with oil and stir through to prevent sticking. 

TIP: If you’re in a hurry you can boil the water in your kettle.

Get Prepped
2
  • Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
  • Halve the tomatoes.
  • Slice the bacon into 2cm pieces. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw meat.
Start the Sauce
3
  • Place a pan over medium heat (without oil).
  • Once hot, fry the bacon for 3-4 mins. Add the tomatoes and garlic.
  • Cook until softened, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Cook lardons thoroughly.
  • Add the pesto, creme fraiche and half the Italian style hard cheese to the pan.
  • Stir through the pasta to coat in the sauce. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Garnish and Serve
4
  • Divide the pasta between your plates.
  • Garnish with the remaining cheese.
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