Bacon & Broccoli Pasta

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  • 500g pack shaped pasta (we used farfalle)
  • 1 head broccoli , about 300g, cut into small florets
  • 8 rashers smoked bacon , cut into large pieces
  • 5 tbsp pesto
  • grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve


  • STEP 1

    Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions. About 3 mins before the pasta is cooked, throw in the broccoli. When everything is done, drain, reserving about 100ml of the cooking water.

  • STEP 2

    While the pasta is cooking, grill the bacon for 6-7 mins until crisp, then cut into bite-size pieces. Tip everything into the pasta pan, toss together well and loosen with a little of the cooking water, if needed. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006

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