This recipe truly is as delicious as it sounds! The butternut gives it such a lovely sweetness that makes it warm and comforting, the crispy bacon adds a little crunch. The kids got in on the action and the whole family just loved this meal. Definitely one that will be showing up in future!
Bacon Roasted Butternut & Spinach Pasta
- 1 packet bacon strips
- 2 cups small butternut cubes
- dried thyme
- 300 g gluten free/wholewheat pasta
- 1 cup frozen spinach
- Parmesan cheese optional
Roast the bacon on a roasting pan in the oven at 200 C for a few minutes until crispy and the fats have rendered off, then remove the bacon, leaving the juices in the pan.
Add small butternut cubes to the pan, spacing them out, season with salt, pepper and thyme then toss to coat with the juices.
Roast at 220 C for 20 minutes.
Cook pasta and add spinach to pasta water for the last few minutes of cooking. Drain water.
Mix all together in a serving bowl and serve with the bacon roughly chopped and sprinkle with Parmesan.