Looking for a quick yet rich dinner? Then the Bacon Pasta Stir may be right up your street. This is definitely in the 15 minute meal range, and my wife really enjoys it. For those of us that shy from all things “piggy” it can be made as a *veggie dish by omitting the bacon, and I have had some success using poached salmon rather than bacon as well.
- Bacon (thick sliced, unsmoked) 4 rashers*
- Bell Pepper 1 large
- Onion 1 large
- Oil splash
- Double Cream 3 to 4 Tbs
- Mature Cheddar 70 g
- Spaghetti or Linguine 50 g (I use gluten-free)
- Water (as per pasta instructions)
Prepare the pasta as per the manufacturer’s instructions, drain and set aside. Dice the pepper removing seeds, and the dice the onion. In a pan fry off the bacon and before crisp remove from the heat. Take bacon from the pan and set aside. Drain off all but a tablespoon or so of the bacon dripping, and add a splash of oil. Return the pan to the heat, and add the pepper and onion. Fry until tender. While veg is cooking grate the cheese. Chop the bacon into small pieces and add to the veg, then top with the pasta and cheese. Stir well. Then stir in the cream and reduce heat. Serve when all is well mixed and the cheese melted.