Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Missus' Pesto Pasta

The missus' repertoire consists of just four lonely little dishes all of which are very tasty. I am willing to squeeze them in to a corner of my blog so here is the first. I will add others if she ventures back into the kitchen again this year...


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 6 rashers Bacon with all the fat cut off
  • 1 small Onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 large Closed cup mushrooms (or 10 button mushrooms),  peeled and roughly chopped
  • 200 - 250ml Créme Fraîche
  • 2 tbsp Semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 whacking great teaspoons of Green pesto
  • Freshly cooked pasta (enough to make you happy) - fresh is best so see my recipe on the right
  • 1 tbsp grated or flaked Parmesan Cheese + more for the table


Fry or grill the bacon in a heavy frying pan or wok. Cut into small strips and set aside.

Sautée the onions and mushrooms until slightly browned and then add the bacon. Mix together for one minute then remove from heat. Quickly mix in the pesto and créme fraîche and return to the heat. Stir in the hot pasta, adding a little milk to thin out the sauce and finish by stirring in the Parmesan cheese.

The Missus' Pesto Pasta

Serve with garlic bread and wine...

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