This is such a tasty and simple pasta dish to make and includes a useful tip for those ends of blue cheese that can get a bit of a rind I simply freeze the end bits and use them for this dish or a blue cheese sauce to go with a piece of steak. It may also be a meal where you have most of the ingredients already in your frig.
One thought – if you don’t like blue cheese, don’t make this dish!
This is also a dish that is perfect for three of the four seasons, in fact I would still it enjoy it in peak summer, it’s that quick to make and so tasty!
250 gms/half a packet of seashell pasta – you could use a penne but have some fun with seashell/ conchiglie or similar. It works really well with the ingredients of this pasta
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion, diced quite fine
6 rashes of streaky bacon or as many as you can fit into your large non-stick frypan
250 mls vegetable or chicken stock – heated
250 gms/half a packet of frozen baby peas
Approx. 100gms of whatever blue cheese you like – I generally use the “cheap” creamy blue you can buy in foil in the supermarket. Or ends of blue that you’ve frozen! Works perfectly
100 gms of baby spinach (most of a packet)
If you would prefer to save a step, you can cook the onions first in the olive oil until they start to soften and then add the bacon (cut into small pieces) and cook together for around 5 minutes, add the stock etc