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Cheesy Bacon Pasta

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Cheesy Bacon Pasta

A creamy feta sauce with tomatoes, crispy bacon & Swiss chard, mixed through penne pasta.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 150g x penne
  • ½ x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 1 clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • 150g x bacon bits
  • 100g x cherry tomatoes – cut into quarters
  • ½ tbsp x Pimento Blend
  • 50g x Fairview feta – crumble
  • 100ml x cream
  • 100g x Swiss chard – discard stalks & slice (1cm)
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 300g x penne
  • 1 x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 2 cloves x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • 300g x bacon bits
  • 200g x cherry tomatoes – cut into quarters
  • 1 tbsp x Pimento Blend
  • 100g x Fairview feta – crumble
  • 200ml x cream
  • 200g x Swiss chard – discard stalks & slice (1cm)
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Boil the kettle. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Penne: Place a pot on medium-high heat and add the boiling water. When the water is at a rolling boil, add the penne and cook for 10 minutes. You want it al dente, which is slightly chewy and translucent. Drain and drizzle with a little olive oil to keep it from sticking together.

Step 3

Sauce: Place a large pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes until slightly translucent, then add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes until golden, then add tomatoes and the Pimento Blend. Cook for 3 minutes before crumbling in the feta. Stir until the feta melts, then add cream and mix well to combine the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste then add water (1 cup for 4; ½ cup for 2; you can add more if necessary) to loosen the sauce. Add the Swiss chard and wilt for 1 minute.

Step 4

Serve: by mixing the penne through the creamy sauce.