Bacon, pesto and mushroom pasta

Quick, easy pasta for a meal in minutes.
 
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Recipe from: 23 March 2011
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 400-500
    g
    pasta of your choice
  • 60
    ml
    basil pesto
  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 250
    g
    bacon, chopped
  • 250
    g
    mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 250
    ml
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Boil the pasta in salted water till cooked.
Drain and mixes the basil pesto into the pasta.
Keep warm till required.
Heat the olive oil to medium heat and fry the onion for a minute or two.
Add the bacon and fry till crispy.
Add the mushrooms and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add the grated cheddar cheese and cream and heat through (do not cook) until the cheese has melted.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the sauce to the drained pasta and mix.
Serve with a salad on the side.

Reprinted with permission of Pink Polka Dot.
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