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Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
6

Ingredients

1 package
Schneiders® Country Naturals™ Bacon, diced
375 g
1 lb
large shell pasta
450 g
2 tbsp
minced garlic
30 mL
1 container
pesto
160 g
3/4 cup
reduced-fat cream cheese
175 mL
1 pint
cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup
grated Parmesan
250 mL
1/4 cup
fresh basil, chopped
60 mL

Method

Step 1
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup (250 mL) pasta water. Drain well and set aside.
Step 2
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until golden brown and starting to crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, transferring to a paper towel lined plate. Keep warm and set aside.
Step 3
Remove all but 4 tbsp. of rendered bacon fat from pan. Add garlic to pan and cook 1 to 2 min., stir in pesto and cream cheese, and whisk to combine. Add pasta to the pan and stir in bacon, cherry tomatoes and parmesan. If sauce is too thick, add some reserved pasta water. Garnish with basil and extra parmesan.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
Calories:
648
Fat:
27 g
Saturated Fat:
9 g
Carbs:
42 g
Fibre:
2 g
Sugar:
2 g
Cholesterol:
37 mg
Protein:
20 g
Sodium:
665 mg