Quick Bacon & Creamy Pesto Penne
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Quick Bacon & Creamy Pesto Penne

Quick Bacon & Creamy Pesto Penne

with Celery, Parmesan & Side Salad

When you stir herby pesto and crispy bacon through chunky spirals of pasta, the result is pure comfort food. But when you add our classic garlic and herb seasoning for that extra flavour, it instantly transforms this meal from good, to great.

We’ve replaced the fusilli in this recipe with penne due to local ingredient availability. It’ll be just as delicious, just follow your recipe card!

Tags:
Kid Friendly
Quick
Climate Superstar
Allergens:
Gluten
Wheat
Milk

Always read product labels for the most up-to-date allergen information. Visit hellofresh.com.au/foodinfo for allergen and ingredient information. If you have received a substitute ingredient, please be aware allergens may have changed.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking Time
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

1 bag

celery

1

carrot

1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 packet

penne

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

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

1 packet

light cooking cream

(Contains Milk;)

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 packet

basil pesto

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

pinch

chilli flakes

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g

butter

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Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)3917 kJ
Fat52.4 g
of which saturates21 g
Carbohydrate85 g
of which sugars17.8 g
Protein28 g
Sodium1383 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ

Utensils

Medium Saucepan
Large Frying Pan

Instructions

1
1

• Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil. • Thinly slice celery. • Grate carrot. • In a medium bowl, combine carrot and mixed salad leaves. Set aside.

Little cooks: Older kids, help grate the carrot under adult supervision.

2
2

• Cook penne in the boiling water until 'al dente' (when pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre), 12 minutes. • Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook diced bacon, breaking up with a spoon, until golden, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. • When the pasta is ready, reserve some pasta water (1/3 cup for 2 people / 2/3 cup for 4 people), then drain pasta and return to saucepan.

3
3

• Return frying pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook celery, tossing, until softened, 4-5 minutes. • Reduce heat to medium, then add light cooking cream and garlic & herb seasoning. Return bacon to pan and cook, stirring, until sauce is slightly reduced, 1-2 minutes. • Remove pan from heat. Stir in the butter, basil pesto and cooked penne until combined and the butter is melted (if needed, add a dash of reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4
4

• Dress salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, tossing to coat. • Divide bacon and creamy pesto penne between bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using). • Serve with salad. Enjoy!