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Penne Pasta with Spinach and Blue Cheese

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Serves 4


300g Penne
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
100g bacon lardons (or smoked rashers cut into pieces)
1 clove garlic, crushed
200g creme fraiche (or mascarpone)
250g baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
100g cashel blue cheese
freshly cracked black pepper to season


  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy based frying pan, and lightly sweat the onion for 5 mins until soft.  Add the rashers and garlic and fry for a further 5 minutes.  
  3. Next add the creme fraiche, spinach, lemon juice and grated nutmeg.  Stir to combine before adding the blue cheese. 
  4. Lastly stir in the cooked hot pasta and season with pepper.
  5. Serve immediately.
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