Bucatini with Leek, Bacon and Pine Nuts

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 20 MIN
  • Servings 4



  1. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the bacon slices on both sides until crispy. Set aside on a paper towel. Discard the cooking fat and clean the skillet. Cut the bacon into pieces. Transfer to a bowl, combine with the parsley and pine nuts. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, cook the leek in the butter for about 8 minutes or until tender. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve ½ cup (125 ml) of the pasta water. Drain the pasta.
  4. Return the hot pasta to the pot. Add the leek and cheese. Mix thoroughly. Add a bit of the reserved cooking water if the mixture is too thick. Place the pasta in four serving bowls and generously sprinkle with the bacon, parsley and pine nut mixture.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 770  
Total Fat 41 g  
Saturated Fat 18 g  
Sodium (salt) 984 mg  
Carbohydrates 70 g  
Fibre 4 g  
Protein 31 g