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

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Total Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

1 unit

red onion

1 packet

diced bacon

1 head


2 packet


(ContainsGlutenMay be presentEgg, Soy)

1 packet

basil pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 block

feta cheese


1 unit


1 bag

baby spinach leaves

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

½ tsp


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ 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
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Large Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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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.


Add the penne to the saucepan of 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.


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.


Add the cooked broccoli and pasta, basil pesto, the salt and a pinch of pepper to the frying 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 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 and add a little more lemon juice, salt or pepper if you like.


Divide the bacon, lemon and pesto pasta between bowls. Crumble over the remaining feta to serve.