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Cheesy Bacon Pasta Al Forno

Cheesy Bacon Pasta Al Forno

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(710 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

This easy, creamy bake is a real crowd-pleaser: bacon, cheese and pasta… what’s not to love? Mac 'n' cheese gets a bit of a twist, with a simple crème fraîche-based sauce and smoky, satisfying bacon. You'll top it all off with a garlic and herb cheesy crumb, adding extra crunch. Oh, and did we mention bacon?

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
smoked-streaky-bacon
135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
Cheddar-cheese
80g mature cheddar †
Corn-lettuce
50g lamb's lettuce
dried-oregano
1 tsp dried oregano
Baby plum tomatoes
125g baby plum tomatoes
Tortiglioni
150g tortiglioni pasta †
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
Creme-fraiche
1 pot of crème fraîche (100g) †
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 50g lamb's lettuce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 125g baby plum tomatoes
  • 150g tortiglioni pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 pot of crème fraîche (100g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 881 kJ
210 kcal
3223 kJ
770 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
9.7 g
5.7 g
35.6 g
21 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
20.7 g
2.8 g
75.6 g
10.3 g
Fibre 1.2 g 4.5 g
Protein 9.8 g 35.8 g
Salt 0.75 g 2.75 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
pork belly (97%), salt, preservative: sodium nitrite
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
50g lamb's lettuce
lamb's lettuce
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
125g baby plum tomatoes
baby plum tomatoes
150g tortiglioni pasta
high protein durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
1 pot of crème fraîche (100g)
pasteurised milk (56%), cream (milk) (43%), stabiliser potato starch, lactic starter culture
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten, sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Add the tortiglioni to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat, then cook for 10-12 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the tortiglioni, reserving 150ml [250ml] of the starchy pasta water

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Meanwhile, chop the smoked streaky bacon finely 

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once hot, add the chopped bacon and cook for 5-6 min or until starting to crisp

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Meanwhile, peel and finely dice the brown onion[s]

Once the bacon is crisp, reduce the heat to medium and add the diced onion and cook for 4-5 min further or until the onion has softened

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Meanwhile, grate the cheddar

Peel and finely chop the garlic

Combine the panko breadcrumbs with the chopped garlic, dried oregano, half the grated cheese and a generous pinch of black pepper  this is your cheesy crumb

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Once the onion has softened, stir through the cooked tortiglioni, crème fraîche, remaining grated cheese and reserved starchy pasta water

Season with a generous pinch of black pepper and cook for 1 min or until the cheese has melted

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Transfer the bacon & cheese pasta to an oven-proof dish (or use 2 [4] individual dishes!) then top with the cheesy crumb and put the dish in the oven for 15 min or until it's golden

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Meanwhile, chop the baby plum tomatoes in half

Combine the balsamic vinegar with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil and a pinch of salt in a large bowl

Add the lamb's lettuce and chopped baby plum tomatoes and give everything a good mix up

Tip: don't dress your salad until serving or it will go limp!

 

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Allow the bacon & cheese pasta to cool for a few minutes

Serve with the salad to the side

Enjoy!

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