Bacon and Broccoli Penne
- 500g penne pasta
- 500g fresh broccoli florets
- 6 rashers bacon, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 500g pasta sauce
- 50g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Preparation:15min › Cook:25min › Ready in:40min
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne in the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the broccoli. Continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes, until penne is al dente and broccoli is tender; drain.
- Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until brown. Drain fat and return to frying pan. Mix the onion and garlic into the frying pan and cook until onions are tender. Stir in the pasta sauce and cook until heated through. Toss with the penne and broccoli and top with Parmesan cheese.
Altered ingredient amounts. Oh, this was great! I probably used a little more bacon (I had some leftover that was already cooked/crumbled) and didn't measure the broccoli, just used 2-3 heads. Didn't have linguinin, so used fettucini and cooked the broccoli in the spaghetti sauce, not the pasta water. Used a couple tablespoons butter to cook the onion/garlic since I had already cooked the bacon and added the garlic when the onion was almost done to avoid scorching. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. Excellent recipe...I do a similar dish without tomato sauce... Instead I use 1 package of cream cheese and 90g of fresh cream, which I mix together and add to the pasta once the broccoli is cooked... Other than that the rest is the same recipe...Excellent taste! - 29 Sep 2008
Excellent! Different twist on pasta, if you love bacon, you'll LOVE this! - 29 Sep 2008