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Prep Time 5 times - Total Time 15 minutes - Serves 2

It’s no big secret that I love pasta, probably a little too much, probably need rehab, but pasta is life and a life without pasta is not worth living.

I especially love a pasta dish that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes and this is one of those dishes. Easy and quick to make and super tasty.


  • 200 g of pasta of your choice.

  • 4 smoked streaky bacon rashes, roughly chopped.

  • A handful of fresh herbs, roughly chopped.

  • 30 g of pine nuts.

  • 30 g of frozen peas.

  • 70 g of asparagus tips, roughly chopped.

  • 2 tbsps of pesto sauce.


  1. First things first, get the pasta on because this is a really quick recipe. When the pasta is done, save a little of the cooking water.

  2. Get a frying pan over a low heat, add the pine nuts and toast for a couple of minutes. Once they are nice golden colour pop to one side, be careful they will turn on you if you don’t keep an eye on them.

  3. Add a little drizzle of olive oil to the frying pan, followed by the bacon and asparagus. Fry over a medium to high for around 3-4 minutes or till the bacon just starts to get golden brown and crispy.

  4. Throw in the peas and give that no longer than a minute. Then add the pesto, mix in and give that a minute.

  5. Finally at the pasta to the pan, along with a little splash of the pasta water and mix well. Add the pine nuts, season, mix in the herbs and your good to go. Finish off with a little drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.


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