Leek pasta with bacon

Heather Disarro

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Leek pasta with bacon comes together in minutes, serves an army and tastes so good you'll always want seconds.

leek pasta with bacon

Leek pasta with bacon

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 4-6 leeks, white and light green parts only
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large cold skillet, add the bacon and turn the burner to medium heat.
  2. Cook the bacon, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, slice the leeks in half lengthwise and then cut into 1/2-inch thick half-moons.
  4. Add the leeks to a bowl of water and allow the sand to wash out.
  5. Drain the leeks until ready to use.
  6. Start boiling a large pot of salted water to cook the spaghetti in and boil the pasta until al dente according to package directions.
  7. When the bacon is finished, remove with a slotted spoon and allow to drain on a towel.
  8. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.
  9. Add the leeks to the 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings and season with salt and pepper.
  10. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes until tender.
  11. Add the pasta to the leeks, tossing to coat, and then sprinkle in the bacon right before serving.
  12. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired.

More fantastic ways to cook leeks

Leeks with rice
Braised leeks
Polenta with leeks and corn

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.