Cheesy leek & bacon pasta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

A creamy and comforting quick pasta recipe, ideal for when you're short on time

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 556
  • Carbohydrate 76
  • Fat 18
  • Fiber 4
  • Protein 23
  • Saturated Fat 7
  • Sodium 1.5
  • Sugar 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g leeks, halved and finely sliced
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, sliced
  • 400g pasta shapes (we used penne)
  • 100g herb & garlic soft cheese (we used Boursin)


  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the leeks and 2 tbsp water, and cook for about 10 mins until very soft. Add the bacon, turn up the heat and fry until cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and reserve a mug of the cooking water.

  3. Spoon cheese into the leek and bacon mix, adding some of the reserved cooking water. Season and stir gently over a low heat until melted. Toss through the cooked pasta, adding a little more cooking water, if needed, to help the sauce coat the pasta.