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Creamy lettuce and bacon pasta with a lemon crumb

Zesty, crunchy citrus breadcrumbs and romaine leaves give classic bacon and pasta a new spin

By , 23 April 2019

(5 votes)

Creamy lettuce and bacon pasta with a lemon crumb
  • 25 Mins

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: 63p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 289g serving contains
  • Energy

    1959KJ

    468KCAL

    23%
  • Fat

    13.3g

    med

    19%
  • Saturates

    4.0g

    low

    20%
  • Sugars

    5.2g

    low

    6%
  • Salt

    1.24g

    med

    21%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 678kJ/162kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 3tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 300g fusilli pasta
  • 155g Butcher's Selection Unsmoked Lean Diced Bacon
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • 1 romaine lettuce, finely sliced
  • 3tbsp reduced-fat soft cheese
Method
  • Heat the oil and fry the breadcrumbs for 5-7 mins until golden. Sprinkle with the lemon zest.

  • Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions. Drain, reserving 100ml of the cooking water. Return this to the pan with the pasta.

  • Meanwhile, in a nonstick frying pan over a medium heat, fry the bacon, onion, garlic and thyme for 5 mins until the bacon is crisp. Add the romaine lettuce, finely sliced, to the frying pan and cook for 2 mins to warm through.

  • Add to the pasta with the soft cheese and the lemon juice. Stir, season with black pepper and top with the lemon crumb to serve.