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Bacon, Lemon & Pesto Penne

Bacon, Lemon & Pesto Penne

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 anything but ordinary!

Allergens:GlutenMilkTree Nuts
Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

brown onion

1 packet

bacon

1 bunch

broccoli

1 packet

penne

(ContainsGluten)

1 tub

traditional pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 block

feta cheese

(ContainsMilk)

½ unit

lemon

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 pinch

chilli flakes

2 clove

garlic

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¼ tsp

salt

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3070 kJ
Fat28.8 g
of which saturates6.1 g
Carbohydrate83.7 g
of which sugars10.2 g
Protein29.4 g
Sodium740 mg
Utensils
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Large Non-Stick Pan
Large Pan
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Get Prepped
Get Prepped
1

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Thinly slice the brown onion. Cut the broccoli into small florets, then roughly chop the stalk. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Roughly chop the bacon into 1cm pieces.

Cook the Pasta
Cook the Pasta
2

Add the penne to the saucepan of boiling water and cook for 7 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook until the pasta is 'al dente' and the broccoli is just tender, 3 minutes. Drain. TIP: 'Al dente' means the pasta is cooked through but still has a bit of firmness in the middle.

Cook the Bacon & Onion
Cook the Bacon & Onion
3

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, tossing often, until tender and lightly browned, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.

Toss the Pasta Together
Toss the Pasta Together
4

Add the broccoli and penne to the frying pan. Add the traditional pesto, the salt and a pinch of pepper. Add the baby spinach leaves and crumble in 1/2 the feta. Toss until the penne and broccoli are well coated and the spinach is slightly wilted. TIP: The warm penne will melt the feta and give a slightly creamy coating to the penne.

Add Lemon to Taste
Add Lemon to Taste
5

Add a squeeze of lemon juice (see ingredients list) to the pasta and season to taste with salt and pepper. TIP: Seasoning is key in this dish! Taste and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper if you think it needs it!

Serve Up
Serve Up
6

Divide the bacon, lemon and pesto penne between bowls. Crumble over the remaining feta and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) to serve.