Bacon, spinach, mushroom and pesto pasta

Substitute the bacon for 110g/4oz of toasted pine nuts for a vegetarian alternative.



  1. In a large saucepan cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the bacon and mushrooms and fry until lightly browned in places, around five minutes.  Then wilt the spinach on top.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. When cooked, drain off the pasta, stir in the pesto and add the bacon, mushrooms and spinach.  Add the basil leaves, parmesan, and pepper, stir briefly again and then serve.