Macaroni in Pesto with Bacon Recipe

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A pesto simply made yet very tasty.

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  1. To make the Pesto:
  2. Whiz the basil, pinenuts, cheese and garlic together in the processor.
  3. Add the oil gradually.
  4. Add the pasta to a large saucepan of boiling water and simmer until just done, 7-8 minutes approx.
  5. Drain but keep a few tablesp. of the cooking water.
  6. This will help the sauce cling to the pasta and adds a certain creaminess.
  7. In a large pan cook the bacon in hot oil until crisp.
  8. Stir in the chilli and 1-2 tablesp. of the cooking liquid.
  9. Remove from the heat.
  10. My Suggestion to Serve this is:
  11. Place the pan back on the heat.
  12. Stir in the pasta and heat through.
  13. Add enough pesto to flavor well.
  14. Leftover pesto holds very well in the fridge and is a great addition to lots of meals and quick snacks.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 223g
Calories 1267  
Calories from Fat 1116 88%
Total Fat 127.72g 160%
Saturated Fat 23.35g 93%
Trans Fat 0.35g  
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 564mg 24%
Potassium 439mg 13%
Total Carbs 14.95g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 12%
Sugars 3.38g 2%
Protein 23.28g 37%
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  • Robyn Savoie
    I love pesto! I find it creative the way you combined it with bacon. I will try this soon.

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