Bacon and Leek Pasta Sauce

Bacon and Leek Pasta Sauce

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15min


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Freshly sliced leeks are sauteed in the juices of fried streaky bacon. A roux and some feta are added to form a delicious sauce. Serve with your favourite pasta.

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Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, diced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (20g) butter
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 220g feta cheese, crumbled
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions
Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place bacon in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Fry for a few minutes then add the leeks. Cook and stir until bacon is browned and leeks are tender. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together the flour and milk, then pour into the saucepan with the butter. Bring to the boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the feta cheese. Mix in bacon and leeks then season with pepper to taste. Serve over any kind of pasta.
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Tip:

A short pasta shape, such as penne or orecchiette, would work well with this creamy sauce.

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Reviews (5)

LAURIEANDJOHN64
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Used different ingredients. Lovely recipe - I'm enjoying it as I type - I added some fresh thyme to break up the rich flavours - this will be a often repeated recipe - 29 Sep 2008

S.Landas
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Used different ingredients. *Wonderful* flavor and easy to make. I did use shallots instead of leeks ('cause that's what I had). It's a thick sauce, so I would serve over penne pasta ... got reviews of "It's a keeper" from my partner and my sales manager. - 29 Sep 2008

Tara
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Used different ingredients. I didn't like the idea of making this with leeks, so I used shallots instead. I had it over angel hair pasta, and, with a thick slice of cheesy garlic bread, this made a great lunch. Thanks! - 29 Sep 2008

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