Easy Bacon Pesto Pasta

My family and relatives love, love my bacon pesto pasta and they always ask me to make one whenever there’s an occasion, or simply when they are craving for it.

Did you know that it takes only two (2) ingredients to make my mean pesto sauce?

And because I’m feeling happy today I’m gonna share my secret recipe with you.  There’s nothing magic about it, really, and yet everybody raves about it.   You too can give this a try – am sure it’s going to be a hit with your family!

Here’s how I do the pesto sauce, in 4 easy steps:

First, I sauté the chopped  Double Smoked Bacon that I buy from Earle’s Delicatessen until they turn pinkish brown.   I only use this particular bacon from Earle’s and has never once substituted this with other bacon brands.

Next I pour in Clara Ole’s Cheesy Pesto Sauce (use 3 packs of the 180g sauce if you are having a big number of guests; otherwise, 2 packs will do).

Stir together and let simmer for about 3 minutes.

Lastly, mix together the pesto sauce and cooked spaghetti noodles in a large serving bowl.  No need to pour all the pesto sauce into the spaghetti noodles.   Start with about 3 big spoons of pesto sauce and mix well with the noodles before you add in more spoon sizes to reach your desired taste.   Top with lots of parmesan cheese after.

Easy, isn’t it?   =)     The cheesy pesto sauce from Clara Ole is available at all supermarkets, while Earle’s Delicatessen has branches at South Supermarket (Alabang), Ayala Avenue, Ortigas and Greenbelt I.

Try this recipe and let me know how it worked for you   =)   It sure made me a pesto pasta connoisseur in no time!


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  1. says

    Interesting recipe! Will try this one day. Actually, I also use Clara Ole pasta sauces. When I use the pesto one, I go vegetarian naman. I sautee minced garlic in a little olive oil and put in baby potatoes and chopped Baguio beans before adding the pesto. I just cook enough noodles so there’s always extra pesto left over. The longer the veggies stay in it, the tastier they become. 🙂

  2. Raiza says

    Hi Ms. Lea! How many grams of pasta did you use for 3 packs of Pesto sauce? i want to try this recipe tomorrow po kasi.hehe Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Raiza! We used 250g pasta for this recipe. Medyo matakaw kse sa sauce ang pasta dish na ito =) Don’t mix all together. Try mixing about 2 cups cooked noodles with the pesto sauce first, then adjust by adding either the sauce or the pasta noodles until you get your desired taste =)


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