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Harissa Tomato And Bacon Pasta

Quick and easy for week night dinner. To make it vegetarian, simply leave the bacon out.

70 g bacon or pancetta, cut into small cubes

1 onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 tbsp harissa paste

2 x 400 g tins whole plum tomatoes

300 g fusilli pasta

2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

In a sauté pan gently cook the bacon or pancetta until browned and fat released. Add the chopped onion with a generous pinch of salt and sauté for 10 minutes until soft adding the garlic after 5 minutes.

Stir in the harissa paste, cook for 1 minutes. Tip in the tomatoes, season again with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes breaking the tomatoes up with the back of a spoon as they cook.

Meanwhile bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the the pasta for 8 minutes. Reserve a little of the cooking water before draining.

Add the drained pasta to the harissa tomato sauce, give everything a good stir. Add a splash to pasta cooking water, simmer for a couple of minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Harissa tomato and bacon pasta

Harissa, Tomato & Bacon Pasta

Jules
Quick and easy for week night dinner. To make it vegetarian, simply leave the bacon out.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people
Calories 377 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 70 g bacon or pancetta cut into small cubes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp harissa paste
  • 2 x 400 g tins whole plum tomatoes
  • 300 g fusilli
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a sauté pan gently cook the bacon or pancetta until browned and fat released. Add the chopped onion with a generous pinch of salt and sauté for 10 minutes until soft adding the garlic after 5 minutes.
    Frying bacon onions and garlic
  • Stir in the harissa paste, cook for 1 minutes. Tip in the tomatoes, season again with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes breaking the tomatoes up with the back of a spoon as they cook.
    Harissa tomato and bacon sauce being prepared
  • Meanwhile bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the the pasta for 8 minutes. Reserve a little of the cooking water before draining.
  • Add the drained pasta to the harissa tomato sauce, give everything a good stir. Add a splash to pasta cooking water, simmer for a couple of minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 276mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 256IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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