Creamy Bacon Pesto Pasta
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Creamy Bacon Pesto Pasta

Creamy Bacon Pesto Pasta

with Peas and Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

Family Friendly
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount

180 grams

Rigatoni Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

90 grams

British Smoked Bacon Lardons

10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste

(Contains Celery)

150 grams

UHT Cooking Cream

(Contains Milk)

120 grams


32 grams

Fresh Pesto

(Contains Milk)

40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

75 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3582 kJ
Energy (kcal)856 kcal
Fat45.7 g
of which saturates24.8 g
Carbohydrate77 g
of which sugars9.4 g
Protein31.9 g
Salt3.1 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Medium Saucepan



a) Boil a full kettle. Pour the boiled water into a large saucepan with 0.5 tsp salt on high heat.

b) Add the rigatoni and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins. 

c) Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.


a) While the pasta cooks, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

b) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

c) Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook lardons thoroughly.


a) Once the bacon is cooked, drain any extra fat from the pan and pop back on the heat.

b) Add the garlic to the bacon and fry for 30 secs.


a) Stir the veg stock, creme fraiche and water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) into the pan. Cook until piping hot, 2-3 mins.

b) Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to combine, then remove from the heat.


a) Stir the peas, pesto and two thirds of the hard Italian style cheese into your creamy pasta.

b) Toss to coat.


a) Share your creamy bacon pesto pasta between your bowls.

b) Sprinkle over the remaining cheese to finish.