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Quick Creamy Bacon Orecchiette

Quick Creamy Bacon Orecchiette

with Green Veggies & Basil

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Orecchiette (meaning “little ears” in Italian) is one of our favourite pasta shapes because of its ability to hold in delicious sauces. In this dish, green veggies, bacon and basil combine with a creamy, cheesy sauce to make all your pasta dreams come true!

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Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount



1 bag

trimmed green beans

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present Soy)

1 packet

garlic paste

1 packet

light thickened cream


1 packet

vegetable stock pot

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 pinch

chilli flakes

1 punnet


1 packet


(ContainsGlutenMay be present Soy, Egg)

1 packet

grated Parmesan cheese


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

15 g


Nutritional Valuesper serving
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per serving
Energy (kJ)3241 kJ
Fat38 g
of which saturates20.3 g
Carbohydrate75.4 g
of which sugars11.8 g
Protein29.1 g
Sodium1430 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
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Large Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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• Boil the kettle. Thinly slice zucchini into half-moons. Cut trimmed green beans in half. • Pour boiled water into a large saucepan over a high heat. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, then add orecchiette and cook until 'al dente', 8 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people) in a small bowl. Set aside. • Drain pasta, then return to saucepan. Drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.


• While pasta is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook zucchini, green beans and diced bacon, breaking up bacon with a spoon, until tender, 5-6 minutes. • Add garlic paste and butter and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Reduce to a medium heat, then add light thickened cream, grated Parmesan cheese and vegetable stock pot. Stir to combine. • Add baby spinach leaves and cook, until wilted and thickened, 1-2 minutes.


• Remove pan from heat, then add orecchiette, tossing to combine. Season to taste.

TIP: If the pasta looks dry, add a splash of the reserved pasta water.


• Divide the creamy bacon orecchiette with green veggies between bowls. • Garnish with a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) and torn basil leaves to serve.