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Creamy Bacon & Basil Pesto Penne

Creamy Bacon & Basil Pesto Penne

with Apple Salad & Parmesan

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

Allergens:GlutenMilkTree Nuts

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Total Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients
Serving amount
2
4
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Serving amount
2
4

1

apples

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet

penne

(ContainsGlutenMay be presentEgg, Soy)

1 packet

diced bacon

½ bottle

longlife cream

(ContainsMilk)

1 sachet

chicken-style stock powder

1 packet

basil pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 bag

mixed salad leaves

3 clove

garlic

1 packet

grated Parmesan cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g

butter

(ContainsMilk)

1 tsp

balsamic vinegar

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)4327 kJ
Fat64 g
of which saturates29.9 g
Carbohydrate82.5 g
of which sugars12.1 g
Protein29.4 g
Sodium1180 mg
Utensils
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Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
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1

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

2

Cook the penne in the boiling water until 'al dente', 10 minutes. Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people), then drain and return the pasta to the saucepan. Drizzle with a little olive oil to prevent sticking and cover to keep warm. TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.

3

In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Cook the diced bacon, breaking it up with a spoon, until golden, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and butter and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the longlife cream (see ingredients), chicken-style stock powder and reserved pasta water. Season with pepper and cook until slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes.

4

Remove from the heat and stir through the baby spinach, basil pesto and cooked penne. Season to taste and set aside.

5

In a large bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mixed salad leaves and apple, then toss to combine.

6

Divide the creamy bacon and pesto penne between bowls. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese and serve with the apple salad.