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2nd Recipe for Using up Fresh Chervil Pesto dressing,…This Time with Pasta & Bacon!

By Sophies Foodie

You know that in my last post, I made some fresh chervil pesto dressing & I had leftovers so I used it all up the next day & created this lovely easy spelt pasta aka penne pasta dinner with bacon, of course!:) This meal for 3-4 persons is made within 15 minutes so check it all out here:

A divine pasta dinner!

A divine pasta dinner!

So, let’s see how I made it. I used wholemeal spelt penne in here because I thought that the chervil pesto would go nicely into the hot penne tubes & I was right. I added some white onion slices & diced up 1 sweet red bell pepper & used some added smoked bacon in here. Easy & divine,…ooh yay!

Recipe: For 3-4 persons


300 gr wholemeal spelt penne

1 large red bell pepper ( paprika), cleaned, deseeded & white bits removed, cut up into chunks

1 small white onion, peeled & finely sliced up

200 gr good quality smoked bacon pieces (I used Herta)

black pepper

pink salt in a grinder

a good fruity extra virgin olive oil

about 3-4 tablespoons of that fresh chervil pesto dressing, from the evening before


  1. Cook your spelt penne according to your packet instructions. My penne was cooked for 8 minutes. Drain well. Now, add 3-4 tablespoons of the cold chervil pesto dressing to the hot pasta. Mix it well into the hot pasta & into the tubes. Place fitted lid on & set aside.
  2. At the same time, drizzle a bit of that fruity oil into a large non-stick pan & heat up onto high. When hot, add slice onion & red bell pepper pieces. Fry for about 8 minutes or until soft & browned, stirring often. I seasoned it all with 12 grins of black pepper & 8 grins of pink salt. When ready, transfer it to a clean bowl with fitted lid. Using the same pan, heat up. When hot, add smoked bacon pieces & fry until browned & crunchy. This took me only 4 minutes. Now, add veggie mix back into the hot pan & stir round. Add veggie-bacon mix to the hot pesto penne & stir it all through. Check the seasoning one last time & serve instantly with a loved one. This is a divine easy pasta dinner to use up leftovers, the easy & delicious way!
    Now, there is no pesto leftover anymore! xxx Enjoy, sweeties! ;) Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,500 email followers to get my new cool email newsletters! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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    2nd recipe for using up fresh chervil pesto dressing,…This time with pasta & bacon!

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2nd recipe for using up fresh chervil pesto dressing,…This time with pasta & bacon!
2nd recipe for using up fresh chervil pesto dressing,…This time with pasta & bacon!

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