Cheesey broccoli bacon pasta recipe

A quick and easy pasta meal... and nearly everyone loves bacon (except for vegetarians & vegans of course)

Wheat & gluten free Cheesey Broccoli Bacon pasta recipe

Allergy Information

Wheat-Free no
Gluten-Free no
Nut-Free no
Dairy-Free no
Sugar-Free no
Vegetarian no
Vegan no
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cook time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2

Pasta is always a good standby for a quick meal. And this cheesey bacon sauce is simple and quick to make, so with the broccoli covered in cheese sauce even the kids should love it. And of course you can leave the bacon out for a vegetarian version.


6 slices [6 slices] back bacon, trimmed & chopped
100g [100g] button mushrooms, halved
150g [150g] small broccoli florets
1 tsp [1 tsp] olive oil
1 tbsp [1 tbsp] cornstarch (aka cornflour)
350ml [350ml] milk (substitute: any non-dairy alternative)
12-1 tsp [ 12-1 tsp] gluten free mustard
75g [75g] cheddar cheese, grated (strong/mature cheese recommended)
freshly ground black pepper
wheat/gluten free pasta to serve


  1. Put the bacon pieces and olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and gently fry for 2 - 3 mins. Then add the mushrooms and broccoli and fry for 3-4 mins. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan mix the cornstarch with 2 tbsp of milk. Add the rest of the milk and heat gently, stirring continuously until the sauce is thickened.
  3. Add the mustard and cheese and stir well until the cheese is melted.
  4. Add the cooked bacon, mushrooms and broccoli to the cheese sauce and make sure they are heated thoroughly, season with freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Serve immediately over a bed of freshly cooked wheat/gluten free pasta.