Bacon & broccoli pasta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A quick and tasty pasta dish that goes from pot to plate in just 20 minutes making it an ideal midweek meal

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 655
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 96g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 32g
  • salt 2.72g


  • 500g pack shaped pasta (we used farfalle)
  • 1 head broccoli, about 300g, cut into small florets
  • 8 rashers smoked bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 5 tbsp pesto
  • grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions. About 3 mins before the pasta is cooked, throw in the broccoli. When everything is done, drain, reserving about 100ml of the cooking water.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, grill the bacon for 6-7 mins until crisp, then cut into bite-size pieces. Tip everything into the pasta pan, toss together well and loosen with a little of the cooking water, if needed. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and serve.

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