Basil Pesto, Bacon & Parmesan Pasta Bake
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Basil Pesto, Bacon & Parmesan Pasta Bake

Basil Pesto, Bacon & Parmesan Pasta Bake

with Tomato & Roast Almond Salad

In this family-friendly pasta bake, spiral-shaped fusilli is perfect for holding onto the creamy, garlicky and herby sauce. The gooey Cheddar is the cherry on top, while the fresh side salad offers extra texture and works to balance out the richness.

Tags:
Quick Prep
Allergens:
Gluten
Wheat
Milk
Almond

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking Time
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

1 packet

fusilli

(Contains Gluten, Wheat; May be present: Egg, Soy. )

1

light cooking cream

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 packet

basil pesto

(Contains Milk;)

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet

Cheddar cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1

tomato

1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 packet

roasted almonds

(Contains Almond; May be present: Milk, Peanut, Sesame, Soy, Brazil Nut, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Walnut. )

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

drizzle

white wine vinegar

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Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)4010 kJ
Fat54.9 g
of which saturates19.8 g
Carbohydrate77.6 g
of which sugars9.6 g
Protein35.2 g
Sodium1324 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ

Utensils

Saucepan
Baking Dish

Instructions

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1

• Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. • Cook fusilli in the boiling water until ‘al dente’, 12 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/3 cup for 2 people / 2/3 cup for 4 people). Drain fusilli and return to saucepan.

Little cooks: Older kids, help add the pasta to the saucepan under adult supervision. Be careful, the water is boiling!

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2

• To the saucepan with the cooked pasta, add light cooking cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic & herb seasoning, basil pesto, diced bacon, baby spinach leaves, reserved pasta water and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. • Transfer pasta to a baking dish. Top with Cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and golden, 10-12 minutes.

3
3

• While pasta is baking, slice tomato into thin wedges. • In a medium bowl, combine mixed salad leaves, tomato, roasted almonds and a drizzle of the white wine vinegar and olive oil. Season.

Little cooks: Help wash and toss the salad!

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4

• Divide creamy basil pesto and bacon pasta bake between plates. • Serve with tomato and roast almond salad. Enjoy!