Pasta with Cottage Cheese and Bacon

Pasta with Cottage Cheese and Bacon


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About this recipe: This is a Hungarian pasta dish called 'Turos Csusza'. It's very quick to make and deliciously creamy with bits of crispy smoked bacon through it.


Serves: 6 

  • 450g pasta
  • 4 slices smoked bacon
  • 475ml soured cream
  • 1 (300g) tub of cottage cheese
  • pinch salt to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain well.
  3. Cook the bacon in a frying pan over medium-high heat or under the grill until crisp; chop into pieces and set aside.
  4. Place the cooked pasta in a large baking dish. Stir in the soured cream. Spoon the cottage cheese evenly over the top and sprinkle over the bacon pieces. Season with salt.
  5. Bake until the cottage cheese softens, 3 to 5 minutes.

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I made this as my friends dad is Hungarian and used to cook this for her alot as a child. I tried making it exactly as she does and the instructions are the same here. I make this using tagatelle pasta, it comes out perfect . Thank you. - 15 Jan 2016

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