Bacon, red onion and blue cheese pasta recipe

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Rich in Protein: This pasta recipe contains bacon, which is a good source of protein. Protein helps in building and repairing tissues, as well as producing enzymes and hormones.
  2. Good Source of Vitamins and Minerals: The red onions used in this recipe provide essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, and potassium.
  3. Calcium from Blue Cheese: Blue cheese is a good source of calcium, which is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth.
  4. Dietary Fiber: Pasta made from whole wheat provides dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels.


  1. 8 ounces of whole wheat pasta
  2. 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  3. 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  4. 1 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
  5. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  6. 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. Salt and pepper to taste

Processing Steps

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon until crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the sliced red onion and cook until softened and slightly caramelized.
  4. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss to combine with the onions and garlic.
  6. Remove from heat and crumble the blue cheese over the pasta. Stir until the cheese is melted and coats the pasta evenly.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot and garnish with additional crumbled blue cheese if desired.

Tips and Recommendations

- For a healthier version, you can use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.
- If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use a milder cheese like gorgonzola or feta instead of blue cheese.
- Adding some fresh herbs like parsley or basil can enhance the flavors of this pasta dish.
- Serve with a side of green salad or steamed vegetables to balance out the meal.
- To make it more filling, you can add some cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta.
- Remember to adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste preference.
- When shopping for ingredients, make sure to buy whole wheat pasta, quality bacon, fresh red onions, and a good quality blue cheese.

Shopping List:

  1. 8 ounces of whole wheat pasta
  2. 4 slices of bacon
  3. 1 red onion
  4. 1 cup of blue cheese
  5. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  6. 2 cloves of garlic
  7. Salt and pepper

(Note: All ingredients and the shopping list are provided in US format)

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