Creamy Caramelised Onion & Bacon Pasta

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"From SFI April 2018."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (286 g)
  • Calories 686
  • Total Fat - 24.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 54.7 mg
  • Sodium - 701.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 91.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 27.4 g
  • Calcium - 253.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat and add bacon and cook stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp and then transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium and add onion to pan, cover and cook stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until softened; remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes or until golden and caramelised and then add garlic and vinegar and cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until fragrant and then sprinkle over flour and stir to coat.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook pasta following packet directions, add peas in the last 3 minutes of cooking time and then drain reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid.

Step 4

Add evaporated milk, bacon, pasta mixture, reserved cooking liquid and parmesan to onion mixture and season with salt and pepper and cook, tossing for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

Step 5

Add 3/4 of rocket and toss to combine and serve topped with remaining rocket and extra parmesan

Step 6

TIP - use baby spinach or kale instead of rocket, if you have them in the fridge or simply use fresh herbs instead.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.