Creamy bacon and Pesto Pasta

Creamy bacon and red pesto pasta

3.26 from 27 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish, Italian, One Pot Wonder
Servings 4


  • 300 g pasta we used spiralis SuperValu Signature taste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 200 g smoked bacon cut into strips
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 150 g button mushroom quartered
  • 1 tsp mushroom powder we used cep powder
  • 4 tsp red pesto we used SuperValu signature taste
  • 200 ml cream
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on pack.
  • Whilst it is cooking, heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon, onion, leek, garlic, thyme, and mushrooms for 3-5 minutes until coloured.
  • Sprinkle some mushroom powder if using.
  • Then, add the red pesto, and cream. Continue simmering for a further 2 minutes or so until coating the back of the spoon.
  • Drain the pasta and toss the mixture with the pasta.
  • Check for seasoning .
  • Divide between 4 serving bowls and enjoy while piping hot!
Keyword Kevin Dundon, pasta, quick and easy

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