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  • Serves:4
  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins

Pesto & Bacon Pasta

+1 Edgell Peas

This pesto and bacon pasta dish is as easy as they come. It’s ideal to throw together when the pantry is looking scarce and we’ve simply added peas for extra flavour. It’s great as it is, but there’s plenty of room for you to experiment with extra ingredients such as sundried tomatoes and bocconcini.

Original recipe by Patchwork Cactus | 14.4.15


+1 1 CAN (220g) Edgell Garden Peas

  • 350g packet penne pasta
  • 6 short cut bacon rashers, chopped
  • 4 heaped tablespoons pesto
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


Cook pasta in one pot, cook bacon in another. Drain pasta and place in a bowl with bacon and the pesto then stir.


Season with salt and pepper to taste.


You could mix up the added ingredient by using Edgell Green Beans instead.

Add bocconcini to give the dish an extra element.

As an alternative to basil pesto, try using sundried tomato pesto.

Let's face it, We could all do with more vegies in our meals.

That’s why we started the Edgell +1 Project. We wanted to show just how easy it is to add one extra vegetable to your meals. We scour the web each month to find some of Australia’s favourite recipes, then head to the kitchen to show you how easy it is to add extra vegetables to your meals.