Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry in a little oil on a medium to high heat. Once the bacon begins to brown, add the leeks and allow them to soften.
Meanwhile begin cooking the pasta in slightly salted boiling water.
Once the pasta is cooked drain and return to the pan, season the bacon, and leek to taste and combine with the pasta.
Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the pasta to moisten.
Finally grate the parmesan cheese over the dish and serve.
If you would prefer a creamy sauce, add cream instead of olive oil.
Did you know, Leeks are a great of Vitamin C, iron and fibre and that 1 cup of chopped raw leeks contains only 57 calories?
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (217g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 259 (49%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 28.8g||38 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.9g||44 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.8g|
|Cholesterol 89.2mg||27 %|
|Sodium 502.7mg||17 %|
|Potassium 408.3mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 51.6g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.7g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 49.9g|
|Protein 15.8g||23 %|
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Calories per serving: 529
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