Springtime Pasta



400g Penne pasta

200g bag shredded kale

100g streaky bacon, chopped

1 medium red onion, finely sliced

100g soft mild goat’s cheese

Grated Parmesan, to serve


Boil the pasta in salted water

Add the kale for the final 2 minutes, then drain

Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a nonstick pan until crisp

Remove from the pan and gently fry the onion in the fat for 2-3 minutes until soft

Tip the cooked pasta and kale into the pan then stir through the bacon and goat’s cheese

Serve in bowls with grated Parmesan

From: BBC Good Food Guide

12 Mar, 2012

10 thoughts on “Springtime Pasta

  1. Sounds like it could be a tasty recipe! I’ll have to try it out sometime soon, since it seems like spring is just around the corner here in Maine.

  2. Tried this recipe tonight; well sort of!

    I forgot to buy kale, so used broccoli tips and asparagus spears and replaced the bacon with smoked haddock. Also added some pesto. It tasted superb.

    1. Improvised recipes work out just as well and in some cases probably better than the original recipes. Glad you liked it.

    1. You’d think it was September again, the weather’s so miserable!

      Watch out for some lovely summer salads.

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