Fettuccine with Creamed Spinach, Crispy Bacon & Feta

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Fettuccine with Creamed Spinach, Crispy Bacon & Feta
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Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
 
This pasta dish is creamy and full of awesome flavor. Creamed spinach, bacon and feta make a perfect combination.
Ingredients
  • 500g Packet of fettuccine pasta
  • 300g Spinach, stalks and main veins removed
  • 300g Streaky bacon, chopped
  • 150g Feta cheese
  • 4 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 250ml Cream
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
Instructions
  1. Follow the package instructions and cook the fettuccine. Keep warm.
  2. Heat a pan over medium high heat and fry the bacon for 8-10 minutes, stirring regularly, until it is crispy and golden.
  3. Just before removing the bacon from the pan, add the garlic and stir it in for about 30 seconds, until it is fragrant
  4. Scoop the bacon and garlic from the pan leaving as much of the fat behind as possible
  5. Add the spinach to the pan and stirfry until it is totally wilted and tender. Depending on the size of your pan, you may have to do this in 2 batches.
  6. Remove the spinach from the heat and transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Using your stick blender, puree the spinach until smooth
  7. Crumble the feta into the spinach and mix in well.
  8. Add the bacon and stir in, then pour in the cream and mix until everything is totally combined.
  9. Re-heat your pan to medium high heat, add the creamed spinach sauce to the pan, bring to the boil and boil briefly until the cream thickens slightly.
  10. Share the fettuccine among four pasta bowls, top each one with the creamed spinach sauce.
  11. Grate a little parmesan cheese over the top of each bowl and serve immediately.

 

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