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Cheesy Leek & Bacon Pasta


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  • 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)


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 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

Step 2

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

Step 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

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