Salty, smokey bacon stirred through buttered pasta and dressed with a soft egg. The yolk oozes over the pasta and creates a fabulous additional sauce. This Brunch pasta dish is simple to make, delicious to eat and costs pennies to make! Winner!!!
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5 from 3 votes

Brunch Pasta with Bacon and Egg

Salty, smokey bacon stirred through buttered pasta and dressed with a soft egg. The yolk oozes over the pasta and creates a fabulous additional sauce. This Brunch pasta dish is simple to make, delicious to eat and costs pennies to make! Winner!!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 701
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 5 oz bacon
  • 1/2 onion
  • tsp olive oil
  • 5 oz short pasta
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Dice the bacon and set aside.
  • Peel and finely dice the onion.
  • Place the bacon into a cold skillet with the oil and set it over a medium heat.
  • Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook pasta for a minute less than the packet suggest.
  • Whilst the pasta is cooking give the bacon a stir, it should be starting to crisp slightly. Add in the onion and season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for a further 5 minutes until the onion is translucent and soft.
  • Remove from the heat and add the butter.
  • Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water then drain the pasta.
  • Tip the bacon mixture along with 1/4 cup of the water into the pasta pan, add the pasta and set over a low heat and stir well.
  • Pour the vegetable oil into the skillet and fry the eggs until the white is set but the yolk is still soft and oozy.
  • Stir the pasta again, adding more water if needed.
  • Serve the pasta in large bowls with an egg on top and a final garnish of parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 701kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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