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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 sure to please the whole table!

Allergens:GlutenMilkTree Nuts

Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.

Prep Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

brown onion

1 packet

diced bacon

1 head

broccoli

1 packet

penne

(ContainsGluten)

1 packet

basil pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 block

feta cheese

(ContainsMilk)

½ unit

lemon

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¼ tsp

salt

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3450 kJ
Fat40.4 g
of which saturates11.2 g
Carbohydrate77.3 g
of which sugars6.9 g
Protein32.2 g
Sodium1220 mg
Utensils
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Large Non-Stick Pan
Large Pan
Instructions
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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.

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 the pasta and broccoli.

TIP: 'Al dente' means the pasta is cooked through but still has a bit of firmness in the middle.

3

While the penne is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and diced bacon and cook, tossing often, until tender and lightly browned, 5 minutes.

4

Add the cooked pasta and broccoli to the frying pan. Add the basil pesto, the salt and a pinch of pepper. Add the baby spinach leaves and crumble in 1/2 the feta. Toss until the pasta and broccoli are well coated and the spinach is slightly wilted.

TIP: Tossing some of the feta through the warm pasta will melt the cheese and add a slightly creamy coating to the penne.

5

Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the pasta and season to taste with salt and pepper.

TIP: Seasoning is key in this dish! TIP: Taste and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper if you think it needs it!

6

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