Bacon and Broccoli with Soba Noodles

I’m Back!

Did you miss me? I missed you. Life has been so crazy so blogging had to take the back seat. But things have calmed down a bit so I am happy to be back doing what I love.

My first week back I wanted to share to share one of my new simple meal ideas that I have been making during these busy weeks. Simple meals like this has been necessary these past few months. Although I can’t lie we have also eaten way too much prepared foods like pizza and Indian take-away which has been a bit of a drain financially. I seriously forgot how expensive it is to not cook from scratch. But now that I have more free time I am back to my more organized meal planning self and excited to share more recipes with you.

Bacon and Broccoli with Soba Noodles

225g (8 oz) soba noodles
275g (3 c.) broccoli, cut into florets
8 rashers of bacon
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
20g (2 Tbsp) pine nuts
60g (1/4 c.) basil pesto
20g (1/4 c.) parmesan, grated


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes, or until they are just tender. Add the broccoli to the pan for the last 4 minutes.

Cook bacon in a frying pan. Once the bacon is done remove from pan and chop. Be sure not to drain the fat from the pan.

Saute the garlic, lemon zest, pine nuts and chilli flakes until garlic is aromatic, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and pesto to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the noodles, broccoli and bacon to the pan and stir until well mixed. Serve with parmesan cheese.

Bacon and Broccoli with Soba Noodles
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 225g (8 oz) soba noodles
  • 275g (3 c.) broccoli, cut into florets
  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 20g (2 Tbsp) pine nuts
  • 60g (1/4 c.) basil pesto
  • 20g (1/4 c.) parmesan, grated
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes, or until they are just tender. Add the broccoli to the pan for the last 4 minutes.
  2. Cook bacon in a frying pan. Once the bacon is done remove from pan and chop. Be sure not to drain the fat from the pan.
  3. Saute the garlic, lemon zest, pine nuts and chilli flakes until garlic is aromatic, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and pesto to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the noodles, broccoli and bacon to the pan and stir until well mixed. Serve with parmesan cheese.

 

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3 Responses to Bacon and Broccoli with Soba Noodles

  1. Kate says:

    Sounds delicious, good to see you back – Raspberry Mojitos next time? ;)

  2. Stacy says:

    I did miss you, Laura! I was over here just the other day, wondering if you had posted news on how your new venture is going.

    I love broccoli, bacon and soba noodles so this looks like a triple hitter for me! (Which I think is a good thing. It occurs to me that my baseball knowledge is spotty at best. Anyhow, I mean it as a compliment.)

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