Bacon and basil pasta

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4 servings Prep: 10 mins, Cooking: 20 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (12)

400 g bacon rashers — chopped
1 red chilli — finely chopped
125 ml onion — finely chopped
400 g pasta — spaghetti, uncooked
180 ml peas
80 ml mascarpone cheese — or cream cheese
2,5 ml garlic — cloves, minced
60 ml whole garlic cloves — unpeeled
salt and freshly ground black pepper
160 ml fresh basil — chopped
30 ml fresh chillies
fresh basil — to garnish
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Method:

1. Using the same large pot you’ll be cooking  the pasta in, sauté the bacon pieces, chilli and onion together until the bacon is crispy and the onion is golden. Remove and set aside.

2. Fill the pot with water and cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and return to the pot.

3. Return the bacon, chilli and onion to the pot, along with the peas, mascarpone or cream cheese, garlic and yoghurt. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add the basil. Mix until the mascarpone has melted.

4. Serve in individual bowls, drizzle  a touch of olive oil over and garnish with fresh basil.

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