Springtime pasta

Springtime pasta



  • 400g penne
  • 200g bag shredded kale
  • 100g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely sliced
  • 100g soft mild goat's cheese
  • grated parmesan, to serve (optional)
  • Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

    Serves 4 


    1. Boil the pasta in salted water. Add the kale for the final 2 mins, then drain, reserving a little of the cooking liquid.
    2. Meanwhile, dry-fry the bacon in a nonstick pan until crisp. Remove from the pan and drain off most of the fat, leaving behind about 1 tsp. Gently fry the onion in the fat for 2-3 mins until soft.
    3. Tip the cooked pasta and kale into the pan, then stir through the bacon and goat’s cheese. Add a little of the pasta cooking water if the mixture seems a bit dry. Serve in bowls scattered with grated Parmesan, if you like.