Budget Series: Cheesy Leek & Bacon Pasta

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins


- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 300g Leek, halved and finely sliced (95p)
- 8 Smoked Streaky Bacon, sliced (£1.50)
- 400g Penne Pasta (59p)
- 100g Herb & Garlic Soft Cheese (£1)

Total: £4.04


1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the leeks and 2 tbsp water, and cook for about 10 mins until very soft. Add the bacon, turn up the heat and fry until cooked.

2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain and reserve a mug of the cooking water.

3. Spoon cheese into the leek and bacon mix, adding some of the reserved cooking water. Season and stir gently over a low heat until melted. Toss through the cooked pasta, adding a little more cooking water, if needed, to help the sauce coat the pasta.


  1. This looks gorgeous guys!
    My faves are all included in this dish, pasta, cheese and bacon, yum.
    Fab recipe!
    Charlotte xx

    1. Exactly! Who doesn't love some pasta and lots of cheese!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Pasta with bacon is the most unbeatable option for a very hearty meal. It is always tasty and useful.

  3. Oh! I like macaronies and that is the best dish I have ever eaten in my entire life.


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