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    Mushroom, bacon and leek pasta

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4


    350g essential Waitrose spaghetti
    200g essential Waitrose smoked British bacon lardons
    250g essential Waitrose cup mushrooms, thickly sliced
    2 leeks, finely sliced
    1 tbsp cider vinegar
    100ml essential Waitrose single cream
    1 tsp essential Waitrose dijon mustard
    ½ x 20g pack parsley, roughly chopped


    1. Cook the spaghetti according to pack instructions, reserving some of the cooking water before draining. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a frying pan over a medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper and set aside.

    2. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for 2 minutes; tip in the leeks and cook for a couple more minutes. Stir in the vinegar, cream and mustard along with 3 tbsp of the pasta’s cooking water. Once bubbling, stir in the cooked pasta and parsley; serve immediately.

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