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.

Family Friendly
Total Time20 minutes
Cooking Time25 minutes


Serving amount

1 unit(s)


1 sachet(s)

Green Pesto

(Contains Milk)

1 unit(s)

Grated Italian Style Hard Cheese

(Contains Milk)

125 grams

Cherry Tomatoes

180 grams

Dried Rigatoni

(Contains Wheat May be present Soya, Mustard)

170 grams


110 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

10 grams

Pine Nuts

(May be present Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Cereals containing gluten)

Not included in your delivery

to taste


to taste


to taste


to taste



Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)3689 kJ
Energy (kcal)882 kcal
Fat51 g
of which saturates18.8 g
Carbohydrate72.8 g
of which sugars6.2 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Protein32.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Salt3.26 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.




Cook the Rigatoni
  • 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
  • Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
  • Halve the tomatoes.
  • Slice the bacon into 2cm cubes. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw meat.
  • Place a large pan over medium heat (no oil). Once hot, dry-fry the pine nuts, stirring regularly, until lightly toasted, 2-3 mins.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.

TIP: Watch them closely—they can burn easily.

Start the Sauce
  • Return the pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
  • Once hot, fry the bacon until crispy, 3-4 mins. IMPORTANT: Cook bacon thoroughly.
  • Add the tomatoes and garlic. Cook until softened, 4-5 mins. 
  • Stir the pesto, creme fraiche and half the Italian style hard cheese into the pan.
  • Add the pasta and stir to coat in the sauce. Remove the pan from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Garnish and Serve
  • Divide the pesto bacon pasta between your plates.
  • Garnish with a sprinkling of the remaining cheese and a scattering of pine nuts.
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