Leek & Spinach Pasta with Bacon

PREP: 10 Minutes
COOK: 15 Minutes
Skill Level: Easy
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Nutrition Info (Per Serving)

619 kcal Energy
56g Carbohydrate
29g Protein
9g (of which Sugar)
30g Fat
14g Fibre
10g (of which Saturated Fat)
1.7g Salt


  • 300g wholewheat pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g smoked back bacon, diced
  • 3 leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 50g walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • 200ml tub half fat crème fraiche
  • Zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 100g spinach


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 11-13 minutes until tender, drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the bacon for 2 minutes, add the leeks and pepper and fry for a further 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the walnuts, crème fraiche, lemon zest and juice, spinach and 100ml water and heat until the spinach has just wilted.
  4. Stir in the pasta and heat through for 1-2 minutes.

Cooking Tips

Try spaghetti instead of shaped pasta or swap the crème fraiche for a tub of tomato pasta sauce.

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