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Creamy Bacon and Chorizo Pasta

A quick, simple, and delicious midweek dish that's perfect for a busy family. Using mainly store cupboard staples it is quick to throw together. I've used Farfalle(bow ties) pasta as it's what I had in my cupboard as it's very versatile, but any pasta will do. I fried the chorizo to release the lovely smoky paprika flavours and the oils it contains, then used that to fry the onions. This all builds a depth of flavour to the dish. I used cream cheese as the base for the sauce but you can swap that with any sauce you prefer. This dish is easy to prepare and can be adapted to suit you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 300 g Pasta
 2 Onions
 100 g Chorizo
 4 Rashers of bacon
 100 g Tomatoes
 100 g Spinach
 60 g Butter
 150 g Cream Cheese
 150 g Mature Cheddar cheese
 50 g Mozzarella
 1 tsp Garlic granules
 2 pinches Pepper

1

Prep:-
Grill the bacon and chop into bitesize pieces.
Chop the tomatoes.
Grate the cheddar and mozzarella.
Slice the chorizo
Boil a pot of water.

2

Add the pasta to the boiled water and cook as per instructions- 8-10mns appr

3

Meanwhile fry the chorizo on a low/ med heat for 2-3 mins till the oils are released and it changes colour,then remove from the pan and set aside

4

Add the onions into the same pan and fry till soft and golden in colour -(4-5 mns appr).

5

Lower the heat and add the tomatoes and stir through then add the bacon and chorizo

6

Add the garlic and stir through

7

Add the Spinach

8

Stir till everything is combined

9

In a separate pan add the butter and melt on a low heat

10

Add the cream cheese

11

Add the grated cheese,including the mozzarella

12

Add 2-3 ladlefulls of the pasta water -200ml appr- and stir till the sauce is blended and smooth. Season with pepper.

13

Pour the sauce over the bacon and chorizo mix and stir

14

Drain the pasta once cooked and add to the sauce (keep some of the water if needed)

15

Stir gently to combine. Taste, and season if required. Add a little water if the sauce is too thick.

16

Serve warm with a garnish of parsley,a sprinkle of parmesan and a slice of crusty garlic bread

17

Easy swaps:-
Farfalle pasta for any type of pasta
Cream cheese for cream
Mature Cheddar for any cheese
Chorizo for sausage or bacon
Mozzarella for Parmesan

Ingredients

 300 g Pasta
 2 Onions
 100 g Chorizo
 4 Rashers of bacon
 100 g Tomatoes
 100 g Spinach
 60 g Butter
 150 g Cream Cheese
 150 g Mature Cheddar cheese
 50 g Mozzarella
 1 tsp Garlic granules
 2 pinches Pepper

Directions

1

Prep:-
Grill the bacon and chop into bitesize pieces.
Chop the tomatoes.
Grate the cheddar and mozzarella.
Slice the chorizo
Boil a pot of water.

2

Add the pasta to the boiled water and cook as per instructions- 8-10mns appr

3

Meanwhile fry the chorizo on a low/ med heat for 2-3 mins till the oils are released and it changes colour,then remove from the pan and set aside

4

Add the onions into the same pan and fry till soft and golden in colour -(4-5 mns appr).

5

Lower the heat and add the tomatoes and stir through then add the bacon and chorizo

6

Add the garlic and stir through

7

Add the Spinach

8

Stir till everything is combined

9

In a separate pan add the butter and melt on a low heat

10

Add the cream cheese

11

Add the grated cheese,including the mozzarella

12

Add 2-3 ladlefulls of the pasta water -200ml appr- and stir till the sauce is blended and smooth. Season with pepper.

13

Pour the sauce over the bacon and chorizo mix and stir

14

Drain the pasta once cooked and add to the sauce (keep some of the water if needed)

15

Stir gently to combine. Taste, and season if required. Add a little water if the sauce is too thick.

16

Serve warm with a garnish of parsley,a sprinkle of parmesan and a slice of crusty garlic bread

17

Easy swaps:-
Farfalle pasta for any type of pasta
Cream cheese for cream
Mature Cheddar for any cheese
Chorizo for sausage or bacon
Mozzarella for Parmesan

Creamy Bacon and Chorizo Pasta

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