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Bacon, Lemon & Pesto Pasta

Bacon, Lemon & Pesto Pasta

with Feta & Broccoli

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The only way to improve the age-old family favourite, pesto pasta, is to add some crispy bacon and creamy feta. With so many textures and well-loved flavours, this dish is sure to please the whole table!

Allergens:GlutenMilkTree Nuts
Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients

serving 4 people

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serving 4 people

1 unit

red onion

1 packet

bacon

1 head

broccoli

2 packet

penne

(ContainsGluten)

1 packet

red pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 block

feta cheese

(ContainsMilk)

1 unit

lemon

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

½ tsp

salt

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3370 kJ
Fat40.3 g
of which saturates11.1 g
Carbohydrate75.6 g
of which sugars3.6 g
Protein31.1 g
Sodium1330 mg
Utensils
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Chopping board
Knife
Large Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Pan
Instructions
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Get Prepped
Get Prepped
1

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Thinly slice the red onion. Cut the broccoli into small florets and roughly chop the stalk. Slice the lemon in half.

Cook the Pasta
Cook the Pasta
2

Add the penne to the boiling water and cook for 7 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook until tender and the pasta is 'al dente', 3 minutes. Drain the pasta and broccoli.

Cook the Onion & Bacon
Cook the Onion & Bacon
3

While the pasta is cooking, heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and diced bacon and cook, stirring, until tender and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Add the baby spinach leaves and cook, stirring, until just wilted, 1 minute.

Toss the Pasta Together
Toss the Pasta Together
4

Add the cooked broccoli and penne, red pesto, the salt and a pinch of pepper to the pan. Crumble in 1/2 the feta. Toss together until well coated. TIP: Tossing some of the feta through the warm pasta will melt the cheese and add a creamy coating.

Add Lemon to Taste
Add Lemon to Taste
5

Add a good squeeze of lemon juice to the pasta. Toss to coat. Season to taste with pepper. TIP: Seasoning is key in this dish. Taste the pasta and add a little more lemon juice, salt or pepper if you like.

Serve Up
Serve Up
6

Divide the bacon pasta between bowls. Crumble over the remaining feta to serve.