Cheesy Bacon Orecchiette & Basil Pesto
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Cheesy Bacon Orecchiette & Basil Pesto

Cheesy Bacon Orecchiette & Basil Pesto

with Green Veggies & Garlic-Chilli Pangrattato

Move over, macaroni. Ear-shaped orecchiette is the perfect pasta for cradling tonight's creamy, two-cheese pasta sauce - complete with a drizzle of truffle oil for a mushroomy depth of flavour. Complete the dish with steamed green veggies for some colour, diced bacon for crunch and to cut through the richness.

Quick Prep
Super Quick

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Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking Time15 minutes


Serving amount

1 packet

green beans

1 packet


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

1 packet

baby spinach leaves

½ packet

panko breadcrumbs

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

1 packet

garlic paste


chilli flakes

1 packet

thickened cream

(Contains Milk;)

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 packet

Cheddar cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

basil pesto

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

30 g



Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)4778 kJ
Calories1141 kcal
Fat69.7 g
of which saturates30.9 g
Carbohydrate87.1 g
of which sugars11.3 g
Dietary Fibre7.9 g
Protein38.9 g
Sodium1556 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Large Pan
Large Frying Pan



• Boil the kettle. Trim green beans, then cut into thirds. • Half-fill a large saucepan with water, add a generous pinch of salt, then bring to the boil over high heat. Cook orecchiette in the boiling water until 'al dente', 8 minutes. • When pasta has 5 minutes remaining, place a colander (or steamer basket) on top of the saucepan. Add green beans to colander, then cover with a lid and steam until tender, 4-5 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people). Add baby spinach leaves to colander. Drain pasta over veggies. Set aside.

TIP: Draining the pasta over the veggies is an easy way to wilt the spinach!


• Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat a good drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. • Cook panko breadcrumbs (see ingredients) and half the garlic paste, stirring, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. • Transfer pangrattato to a bowl. Add chilli flakes (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste.


• Return frying pan to medium-high heat with the butter and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook diced bacon, breaking up bacon with a spoon, 5-6 minutes, • Add remaining garlic paste until fragrant, 1 minute. Add light cooking cream, garlic & herb seasoning and reserved pasta water. Cook, stirring, until slightly reduced, 2 minutes. • Add Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese, stirring, until combined, 30 seconds. Remove from heat. • Stir veggies and pasta through the sauce, until combined. Season to taste.


• Divide cheesy bacon orecchiette between bowls. • Top with the garlic-chilli pangrattato. Garnish with an extra pinch of chilli flakes (if using) to serve. Enjoy!