Creamy Garlic and Bacon Pasta

Creamy Garlic and Bacon Pasta
  • Servings : 6 people
  • Prep Time : 35 minutes
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½ packet streaky bacon, cubed400 g Farmer's Choice Fresh Pork Rindless Bacon - KSh 827
500g dried spaghetti 700 g Santa Maria Spaghetti - KSh 139
2 tablespoons olive oil 500 ml Gold N' Pure Olive Gold Olive Oil - KSh 650
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 250 g Daima Unsalted Butter - KSh 300
1 red onion, chopped1 kg Fresh Onions - KSh 140
8 clove of garlic, chopped1 kg Fresh Local Garlic - KSh 380
½ cup cooking cream500 ml Bio Longlife Cooking Cream - KSh 270
½ cup pasta water 300 ml Keringet Mineral Water - KSh 30
Freshly ground black pepper50 g Nature'S Own Black Pepper - KSh 163
¼ bunch parsley, roughly chopped 1 bunch Parsley - Ksh 30
Nutmeg, optional100 g Nature'S Own Nutmeg Ground - KSh 386
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Step 1: Heat the oil in a sauce pan on a medium heat, add the bacon and cook until ‘crispy but not crunchy' .
Step 2: After 10 minutes, add chopped onions and the garlic and cook, stirring, until well-colored but not burnt.
Step 3: Add the cream to the garlicky bacon mix and cook until sauce has come to the boil and lower the heat and allow it to simmer.
Step 4: Grind in plenty of black pepper and set the mixture aside.
Step 5: Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling, salted water until al dente.
Step 6: Scoop out a small cupful of the pasta cooking water and  add into your sauce then drain the pasta thoroughly. 
Step 7: Tip the spaghetti into a serving dish and add your sauce. Toss vigorously, making sure that it is well coated with the cream sauce.
Step 8: Sprinkle over the parsley. Toss again, and finish off with a light grating of nutmeg, if using, more black pepper and a little more parsley.
Step 9: Serve immediately.