Butternut and bacon pasta



Ingredients 9
Servings 4
Time 15

Ingredients

  • 500
    g
    pasta
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
  • 15
    ml
    butter
  • 250
    g
    diced bacon
  • 45
    ml
    flour
  • 500
    ml
    milk
  • 500
    g
    butternut, cubed and boiled until done but not mushy
  • 150
    g
    white Cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
 

Method

30
 

1. Boil the pasta until just done but still firm. Drain, reserving 60 ml (¼ c) of the cooking liquid. 

2. Heat the oil and butter in a saucepan and fry the bacon until crisp. Sprinkle the flour over and stir through. Add the milk gradually while stirring briskly. Simmer until the sauce has thickened. 

3. Stir in the butternut, half the cheese, the pasta and the reserved pasta liquid. Season with salt and  pepper. 

4. Preheat the oven grill. Transfer the pasta to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over. Grill until golden brown and serve.  

TIP: Replace the butter nut with steamed broccoli or cauliflower or canned sweetcorn if you like. 

 

 

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