Pasta with Goat Cheese, Bacon & Fresh Chives

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 15 min 4
Pasta with Goat Cheese, Bacon & Fresh Chives
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227 gm Pasta, Farfalle, dry (reserving 1 1/2 cups water, divided)
114 gm Goat cheese, soft
1/2 cup Chives (sliced)
1/2 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest)
1 pinch Salt and pepper
6 slice Turkey bacon, raw


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1½ cups of the pasta water

While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until good and crispy. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet.

Add the goat cheese, pasta, and 1 cup of the reserved pasta water to the skillet and cook in the bacon fat until the goat cheese melts. Stir frequently.

Remove from heat and toss in the bacon, chives, lemon juice and zest. Season with plenty of fresh pepper and add salt, if desired (but taste first, I did not need to salt this because the pasta water was salty as was the bacon). Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 363
Calories from fat 117
Calories from saturated fat 61
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 6.8 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 563 mg
Potassium 227 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 18.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.1
Meat 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 0.1

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