Creamy Broccoli, Bacon and Basil Pasta

Using just a pot and a frying pan you can quickly whip up this delicious and nutritious family friendly meal.

A flavoursome and budget friendly family dinner.

Creamy Bacon Pasta

Creamy Broccoli. Bacon and Basil Pasta

Recipe supplied by Bargain Box
Course Dinner
Servings 5 people
Calories 606 kcal



  • 1 brown onion finely diced
  • 1 red capsicum thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced / finely chopped. Optional
  • 300 grams shoulder bacon diced 1cm
  • 1 drizzle oil
  • 200 grams basil pesto
  • 125 grams sour cream
  • 1 pack (120grams) baby spinach


  • 1 head broccoli cut into small florets
  • 350 gram dried pasta approximately
  • 1 drizzle olive oil

To serve

  • 50 grams parmesan cheese finely grated


  • Before you start, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.
  • Finely dice onion and garlic and thinly slice capsicum. Cut broccoli into small florets and set aside. Dice bacon.
  • Put pasta into the pot of boiling water for 8 minutes, Add the broccoli and cook a further 2 minutes until just tender. Drain and return everything to the pot and stir through the olive oil (to prevent the pasta sticking together).
  • While the pasta is cooking heat the oil in a large fry pan on medium heat. Cook bacon for about 5 minutes until starting to brown. Add onion, capsicum and garlic and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until softened.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add pesto, sour cream, pasta =, broccolo, and spinach. Cook a further minutes until warmed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve topped with parmesan and some fresh basil if you have some.

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