Quick Saucy Tomato & Double Bacon Orecchiette
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Quick Saucy Tomato & Double Bacon Orecchiette

Quick Saucy Tomato & Double Bacon Orecchiette

with Garlic Pangrattato & Apple Salad

'Pangrattato' is Italian for breadcrumb and it adds a delicious, traditional crunch when sprinkled over pasta. The orecchiette (meaning 'little ears' in Italian) is the perfect pasta shape for cradling this creamy bacon sauce.

Kid Friendly

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Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking Time20 minutes


Serving amount


brown onion

1 packet


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

3 clove


½ packet

panko breadcrumbs

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

2 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

1 packet

tomato paste

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 sachet

chicken-style stock powder

1 packet

light cooking cream

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

baby spinach leaves



1 packet

flaked almonds

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

1 packet

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Not included in your delivery

olive oil


Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)4225 kJ
Calories1010 kcal
Fat45 g
of which saturates17.5 g
Carbohydrate109.7 g
of which sugars23.3 g
Dietary Fibre12.3 g
Protein38 g
Sodium2127 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 and place over high heat. To pan, add a pinch of salt. • Cook orecchiette in boiling water until ‘al dente’, 8 minutes. Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people). Drain and return to the saucepan.


• Meanwhile, finely chop garlic. Finely chop brown onion (see ingredients). • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat with a generous drizzle of olive oil. Cook panko breadcrumbs (see ingredients), stirring, until golden brown, 3 minutes. • Add half the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and season to taste.


• Return frying pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook diced bacon and onion, breaking up bacon with a spoon, until golden, 3-5 minutes. Cook in batches if your pan is getting crowded. • Reduce heat to medium, add tomato paste, garlic & herb seasoning and remaining garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. • Stir in chicken-style stock powder, light cooking cream, Parmesan cheese and reserved pasta water and simmer until slightly reduced,1-2 minutes. • Add orecchiette and half the baby spinach leaves and gently stir to combine.


• Meanwhile, thinly slice apple into wedges. • In a medium bowl, combine apple, the remaining spinach, flaked almonds, balsamic vinaigrette dressing and a drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste. • Divide saucy tomato bacon orecchiette between bowls. • Top with garlic pangrattato. • Serve with apple salad. Enjoy!

Little cooks: Take the lead by tossing the salad!