Fusilli with Goat Cheese Cream Sauce, Bacon and Pistachios

Fusilli with goat cheese cream sauce, bacon and pistachios


Lately, with my dieting, work, guest blogging, wedding planning, exercising and dieting, I have been very uninspired to blog.  I mean, who would want to read a post about another chicken breast with spices and a salad????  That is my boring food life at the moment.

Last night though, after a grueling workout, I decided I was going to treat myself.  And treat myself I did.  Not only did I have pasta, that forbidden fruit in dietland, I had it with cream and cheese and bacon.  Yes folks, I went all out, threw caution to the wind and had myself a mini smorgasbord! I was actually planning on having another salad, I had some beets roasting in the oven, the goat cheese ready, the pistachios chopped, just waiting on my rucola to arrive, when I suddenly had a massive craving for pasta.  So, I combined the goat cheese, cream, pistachios with some bacon, and poured that goodness over some pasta.   Let me tell you, my family was happy.  They are not excited at all to be partaking in my diet.

So, if you’re not dieting and you feel like treating yourself too, here’s what you’re going to need:

Serves 4

500g Fusilli pasta

1/2 tbsp Olive oil

4 slices of Bacon, finely chopped

2 tbsp of Pistachios, shelled and chopped

250ml Cream

Goat cheese, to taste

Parmesan Cheese

Salt and Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a large stock pot, bring water to boil.  Cook the pasta according to package directions.  In the meantime, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and bacon, and cook until it is crispy but not burnt.  Add the chopped pistachios and stir, cooking for another 3 minutes.

Lower the heat to low, and add the cream, goat cheese and salt.  Cook, stirring constantly until the cheese has melted completely.  Turn off heat.

Drain pasta, and toss with sauce.  Sprinkle with some black pepper and parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.


From my kitchen to yours,




10 comments on “Fusilli with Goat Cheese Cream Sauce, Bacon and Pistachios

  1. OMG, three of my favourite things in one dish. If I can stop myself from eating the ingredients before they make it to the sauce, this is on my list. Thanks. P.S Dieting sucks big time 😦 g’luck (and have the occasional piece of very dark chocolate – it’s good for the heart!)

  2. I don’t know, nothing wrong with simple food too….and this is definitely an inspiring recipe from a busy lady! Don’t get too stressed 🙂

  3. Colovibes says:

    Que rico!!! ya me ha dado hambre!!

  4. Mad Dog says:

    I’m sure you deserved it – it makes me feel hungry looking at it 🙂

  5. I’m sure they love you for you Carla! Not only because they love your cooking but for your wonderful nature too. The pasta looks so delicious and I’m sure it was worth every single bite, good luck with all your planning & prep!

  6. Sounds like life is a tad busy at the moment and all the reason to be good to yourself with one delicious comfort dish. My teenagers think that bacon is one of the main food groups so this dish has to be good.

    • expatchef says:

      It is really good, and I agree with your teenagers. Bacon is good on anything. I can’t get enough of it, even though it’s on my blacklist except for special occasions like this! 😉

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