Spinach, Bacon and Pine Nut Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Taken from the BBC Good Food magazine. Easy to make and a lovely fresh lemon flavoured supper dish. Even nicer with homemade pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whilst cooking the pasta, grate the lemon zest and mix with the lemon juice and olive oil and season.
  2. Fry the bacon (no oil should be necessary) until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the pine nuts to the pan with bacon and stir until lightly toasted.
  4. Now drain the pasta and fold in the spinach allowing it to wilt in the heat.
  5. Then stir in the lemon dressing, bacon and nuts and seasoning to taste (drizzle with oil and sprinkle with pepper).
Most Helpful

This is a gorgous recipe! I did add an onion and a few cloves of garlic when cooking the bacon which made it devine. I made a double batch last night and there is nothing left this morning :)

Becwil75 June 10, 2008

Delicious, simple, and perfect if you want a light, yummy, and refreshing dinner! Will definitely be making this again!

Aggee1010 March 24, 2008

We loved this. I toasted my pine nuts in the oven, as opposed to in the skillet. Also I used a little more bacon and pine nuts than called for. The lemon in this is great! This was a delicious dinner that went well with Garlic Texas Toast and sweet corn. Thanks for posting this, it's excellent.

vrvrvr June 06, 2007