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A bowl of harissa garlic bacon pasta recipe on a table with some cheese and a fork

Garlic Harissa Bacon Pasta

Garlic Harissa Bacon Pasta
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 583kcal


  • 200 g (7oz) pasta
  • 4 slices unsmoked bacon diced I used spoiltpig bacon
  • Olive oil
  • 4 spring onions sliced
  • 1.5 tsp garlic puree
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • Pine nuts for topping
  • Soft cheese


  • Cook pasta according to the packet instructions and set aside somewhere warm.
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add the bacon and fry for a few mins until done. Remove from the frying pan and set aside.
  • Add another tsp of olive oil to the pan and the spring onion and cook for a 1 min.
  • Stir in the garlic puree followed by the harissa past and cook for approx. 2 mins.
  • Return the bacon to the pan followed by the pasta and stir till the pasta is well coated before switching off the heat.
  • Serve the pasta in bowls topped with pine nuts and cheese


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg