Bacon and Sundried Tomato Pasta

Bacon and Sundried Tomato Pasta

Ready in 25 minutes Serves 2
This dish will appear in My Own Bag on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Ingredients

Sauce

  • ½ broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ pack short cut bacon
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 pack sundried tomato paste
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ pack baby spinach
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream

Pasta

  • 1 pack fresh fettucine pasta

To Serve

  • 1 Tbsp sliced almonds

Have Handy

  • Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Steps

  1. Prep veggies and bacon Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cut broccoli into small florets; mince garlic; dice bacon 2cm. Grate courgette and set all aside separately.
  2. Cook pasta Cook pasta in pot of boiling water for about 12 minutes, until just tender. Reserve ½ cup pasta water, then drain. Return pasta to pot with a drizzle of olive oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Cook sauce Heat a drizzle of oil in a fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook bacon for about 4 minutes, until starting to brown. Add broccoli, garlic and a splash of water and cook for 2 minutes, until tender. Season and set aside. Keep pan on heat.
  4. Add sundried tomato paste and canned tomatoes to pan and cook for about 4 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  5. To finish Return bacon and broccoli to pan along with grated courgette, spinach and sour cream. Add some of the pasta water until sauce has reached your desired consistency. Fold to combine and season to taste.
  6. Serve pasta toppd with sauce and almonds.