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Diced Bacon & Tomato-Chilli Orecchiette

Diced Bacon & Tomato-Chilli Orecchiette

with Basil Pesto & Cucumber Salad

Bite-sized orecchiette pasta combines with tasty bacon and diced veggies to create a meal that feels a little bit fancy. Add the chilli for some heat, a fresh side-salad and dinner is complete (until dessert, that is!).

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Preparation Time15 minutes


Serving amount

1 packet


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



1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

1 bag

soffritto mix

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 pinch

chilli flakes

1 packet

tomato sugo

(May be present: Gluten, Wheat. )

1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 packet

plant-based basil pesto

(Contains Almond; May be present: Egg, Milk, Cashew, Walnut, Macadamia. )

½ punnet

snacking tomatoes

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g

plant-based butter

½ tsp

brown sugar

1 drizzle

balsamic vinegar


Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)2961 kJ
Fat28.1 g
of which saturates5.6 g
Carbohydrate86.4 g
of which sugars16.4 g
Protein22.5 g
Sodium1616 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan



• Boil the kettle. Fill a medium saucepan with boiling water over high heat, then add a pinch of salt. • Cook orecchiette in boiling water until ‘al dente’, 8 minutes. • Reserve pasta water (1/3 cup for 2 people / 2/3 cups for 4 people). Drain orecchiette, then return to saucepan.


• Meanwhile, thinly slice cucumber into rounds. Halve snacking tomatoes (see ingredients). • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. • Cook diced bacon, breaking up with a spoon, until golden, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.


• Return frying pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook soffritto mix, stirring occasionally, until golden and softened, 4-5 minutes. • Add garlic & herb seasoning and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using), and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. • Stir in tomato sugo, the plant-based butter, brown sugar and reserved pasta water, and simmer, until slightly reduced, 1-2 minutes. • Add cooked orecchiette and bacon, tossing, until combined, 1 minute. Season to taste.


• Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cucumber, snacking tomatoes, mixed salad leaves, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season. • Divide diced bacon and tomato-chilli orecchiette between bowls. • Top with plant-based basil pesto and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using). • Serve with cucumber salad. Enjoy!