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Bacon, Green Bean & Feta Fusilli

Bacon, Green Bean & Feta Fusilli

with Pesto & Lemon

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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 anything but ordinary!

This week the broccolini was not up to our quality standards, so we replaced it with green beans instead! Don't worry, the recipe will still be as delicious!

Allergens:GlutenMilkTree Nuts
Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit

brown onion

1 packet


1 bag

green beans

1 packet

fusilli pasta


1 tub

traditional pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 block

feta cheese


1 unit


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¼ tsp


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3380 kJ
Fat37.8 g
of which saturates10.2 g
Carbohydrate84.7 g
of which sugars10.4 g
Protein28.5 g
Sodium1220 mg
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Chopping board
Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Get Prepped
Get Prepped

Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil. Thinly slice the brown onion. Trim the green beans, then chop into 2cm pieces. Slice the lemon in half. Chop the bacon into 1cm pieces.

Cook the Pasta
Cook the Pasta

Add the fusilli to the boiling water and cook for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the pasta does not stick. Add the green beans and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until the pasta is 'al dente' and the green beans are tender. Drain.

Cook the Bacon & Onion
Cook the Bacon & Onion

While the pasta is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and bacon and cook for 5 minutes, tossing regularly, or until the onion is softened and the bacon is lightly browned.

Toss the Pasta Together
Toss the Pasta Together

Add the drained green beans and pasta to the frying pan with the bacon and onion. Add the traditional pesto, the salt and a pinch of pepper. Crumble in 1/2 the feta and toss the pasta together until well coated. TIP: Tossing some of the feta through the warm pasta will melt the cheese and add a slightly creamy coating.

Add Lemon to Taste
Add Lemon to Taste

Squeeze lemon juice over the pasta and toss to coat. Taste and add some more lemon juice if you like. Season to taste with salt and pepper. TIP: Seasoning is key in this dish! Taste and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper as you like.

Serve Up
Serve Up

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