Leek and bacon pasta with creamy Boursin cheese
As well as inventing recipes, I love to share ones I find either on the internet, or in my many hundreds of books. The BBC Good Food website is my most favorite source for recipes, and this is a real winner.
There is nothing nicer than the combination of leeks and bacon and with the addition of melted Boursin cheese and pasta, who could want something more tasty and comforting?
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb leeks, halved and finely sliced
8 rashers smoked bacon, sliced
1lb pasta (I used penne)
4oz Boursin cheese, at room temperature
Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the leeks and 2 tbsp water, and cook for about 10 minutes until very soft.
Add the bacon, turn up the heat and fry until cooked.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta following the packet instructions. Drain and reserve a mug of the cooking water.
Spoon the cheese into the leek and bacon mix, adding some of the reserved cooking water.
Season and stir gently over a low heat until melted.
Toss through the cooked pasta, adding a little more cooking water, if needed, to help the sauce coat the pasta.