Creamy Bacon and Pesto Spaghetti
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Creamy Bacon and Pesto Spaghetti

Creamy Bacon and Pesto Spaghetti

with Green Peas and Parsley Breadcrumbs

Bacon and basil pesto are bestfriends in this playful twist on spaghetti. Umami rich bacon and herbaceous pesto are part of a decadent cream sauce that gets tossed into spaghetti with sweet green peas and garnished with a parsley and toasted panko topping.

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Allergens:
Wheat
Milk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking Time5 minutes
DifficultyMedium

Ingredients

serving amount

100 g

Bacon Strips

170 g

Spaghetti

(Contains Wheat)

56 g

Green Peas

56 g

Arugula and Spinach Mix

7 g

Parsley

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Wheat)

28 g

Seed Blend

(May contain Soy, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Milk, Mustard, Sesame, Sulphites, Wheat, Egg)

1 unit(s)

Cream Cheese

(Contains Milk)

113 mL

Cream

(Contains Milk)

¼ cup

Basil Pesto

(Contains Milk May contain Sulphites, Tree nuts, Soy)

2 tbsp

Italian Dressing

(Contains Milk May contain Fish, Mustard, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Wheat, Crustaceans, Egg)

1 tsp

Garlic Salt

(May contain Wheat, Milk, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Tree nuts)

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Nutrition Values

Calories1020 kcal
Fat64 g
Saturated Fat26 g
Carbohydrate87 g
Sugar11 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein25 g
Cholesterol120 mg
Sodium1380 mg
Trans Fat0.5 g
Potassium550 mg
Calcium175 mg
Iron4.5 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.

Utensils

Large Non-Stick Pan
Tongs
Colander
Large Pot
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cups
Small Bowl
Large Bowl

Instructions

1
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • When hot, add bacon. Cook, flipping occasionally, until crispy, 5-7 min.**
  • Remove from heat. Using tongs, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  • Carefully drain and discard all but 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) fat.
2
  • Meanwhile, add spaghetti to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup (1 cup) pasta water, then drain and return spaghetti to the same pot, off heat.
3
  • Meanwhile, reheat the pan with reserved fat over medium.
  • While the pan heats, finely chop parsley.
  • When the pan is hot, add breadcrumbs. Cook, stirring often, until the breadcrumbs are golden-brown, 3-4 min. Season with pepper and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) garlic salt.
  • Remove from heat, then combine the breadcrumbs and parsley in a small bowl.
  • Carefully wipe the pan clean.
4
  • Reheat the same pan over medium-high.
  • When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4-5 min.
  • Add cream, cream cheese, pesto and half the reserved pasta water. Season with pepper and 1/4 tsp (1/2 tsp) garlic salt. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens, 1 min.
  • Add sauce to the pot with spaghetti, then toss to coat. (TIP: For a lighter sauce consistency, add more reserved pasta water, 1-2 tbsp at a time, if desired.)
5
  • Meanwhile, add arugula-spinach mix, seed blend and Italian dressing to a large bowl, then toss to coat.
6
  • Divide pasta between bowls. Crumble bacon over top.
  • Sprinkle with breadcrumb-parsley mixture.
  • Serve salad alongside.
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