Smoky Bacon Pasta with Savoy Cabbage

On 13th October 2014, This was dinner

I came around a little today. You have to channel your inner Kermit, take a sip on something nice and say “other people are dicks but that’s just not my problem!”

The idea came from the latest BBC Good Food Magazine Smoky Bacon & Kale Pasta but as I couldn’t get my hands on any kale I just bought a savoy cabbage instead.


  • boil the kettle
  • chop some good smoked bacon into lardons
  • finely chop a couple of garlic cloves
  • slice a red chilli
  • juice a lemon
  • finely slice half a savoy cabbage
  • grate some Parmesan
  • get some cream cheese, oil, wholewheat pasta, pine nuts & seasoning ready


Cook the pasta in boiling salted water.

Heat the oil and cook the bacon until crisp and golden.

Add the pine nuts, garlic and chilli until the garlic is softened and the pine nuts are lightly toasted.

Add the cabbage with a splash of water and pop the lid on to wilt.

Drain the pasta and add to the bacon mixture along with cream cheese and lemon juice.

Season and serve with a little Parmesan.


It’s the first time I’ve had wholewheat pasta even though the pack has been in my cupboard for ages. It’s nicer than I imagined.

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