Easy 15min Pasta Meal: Gochujang Bacon Pasta

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    In my Asian household, gochujang is ALWAYS available. So one night when I ran out of ingredients, I whipped this pasta dinner up in just 15 minutes and was amazed by the results. Gochujang bacon pasta has the creamy flavors of a vodka sauce, and the texture of a carbonara without the dairy. I mean who can resist?!! Here’s how to make it ⬇⬇⬇


    • 1 shallot diced

    • 2-3 garlic cloves, diced

    • 4 slices of bacon, sliced into 1 inch pieces

    • 1/4 cup white wine

    • 1.5 tbsp of Gochujang

    • 1/4 cup oat milk or heavy cream

    • Pinch of salt

    • Two servings of pasta

    • Save 1/4 cup pasta water

    • 1 tbsp butter

    • Pepper, Parmesan, and parsley to serve


    • Cook the bacon until it’s to the crisp level of your liking

    • In the meantime cook the pasta according to package instructions

    • Remove bacon from the pan and drain the oil, leaving a little bit for the shallot and garlic

    • Cook the shallot and garlic till translucent, then deglaze with white wine and add in Gochujang and a pinch of salt

    • Stir the gochujang paste into the wine and when it’s starting to thicken again, slowly stream in the oat milk

    • Stir well and then toss in the cooked pasta with 1/4 cup of pasta water

    • Add the butter, some Parmesan, and the bacon as your tossing the pasta

    • Serve with more bacon crumbles, Parmesan, and parsley