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Creamy bacon pasta salad recipe

Creamy bacon pasta salad recipe

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Serve up this creamy pasta salad for those warm summer evenings. With crispy bacon and greens beans in a lemon crème fraîche sauce, this dish will go a hit with the whole family. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 417 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 150g cooking bacon, meat finely sliced
  • 250g red lentil fusilli
  • 200g frozen green beans
  • 125ml 50% less fat crème fraîche
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed​
  • ½ lemon, juiced​
  • 75g baby spinach, washed
  • 1 cucumber portion, deseeded and sliced
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced​
If you haven't got fusilli, try using penne or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 16%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    1.3g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 48.1g Protein 26.9g Fibre 7.1g


  1. Preheat the grill to high. Put the bacon on the grill tray and grill for 8-10 mins, turning halfway, until very crisp and deep golden. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to pack instructions, adding the green beans for the last 3 mins; drain.
  3. Mix the crème fraîche, garlic, lemon juice and some seasoning in a large bowl. Stir in the cooked pasta and green beans, the spinach, cucumber and spring onions; toss well to coat. Divide between plates or tip onto a platter. Crumble over the cooked bacon to serve.

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