Spring Cabbage and Bacon Pasta
Sweet spring cabbage is surprisingly nice with pasta (regular cabbage is delicious as well!) This recipe combines cabbage with bacon for a light and simple, yet flavorful sauce. The pasta is cooked right along with the cabbage and bacon which infuses it with extra flavor and brings out the natural sweetness of the cabbage! You only need one pot to cook and takes no longer than 15-20 minutes!
- Pasta (penne works nicely) (120-150g (2 servings))
- Cabbage (1/4 head)
- Leek or onion (optional) (1/4)
- Bacon (2 slices)
- Salt (1 tsp)
- Thyme (2-3 sprigs (or 1 tsp dried))
- Olive oil (As needed)
- Pepper (To taste)
Slice bacon into 1cm pieces. Thinly slice onions or leeks, and roughly chop cabbage into bite-size pieces.
Heat about 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a heavy pot or sauce pan. Add bacon and onions/leeks until bacon begins to curl.
Add 400ml (1 2/3 US cups) to the pot and bring to a simmer.
Add salt, pasta, cabbage and thyme. It might look like too much cabbage, but don't worry, it'll shrink as it cooks!
Cover with lid and simmer on low for the time on the pasta package. Covering with the lid is important as it brings out the sweetness of the cabbage and helps flavor the pasta just right ;)
When pasta is cooked, serve onto plates and sprinkle with pepper, along with extra salt if needed. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil to taste and enjoy! As you can see in the picture, you can make this with spaghetti too ;)
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