Pasta with Bacon Sauce

Pasta with Bacon Sauce


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This is a delicious tomato-based pasta sauce with a little heat from fresh chilli. The key to this recipe is fresh ingredients and a healthy appetite!

Dayna Kennison

Serves: 4 

  • 500g penne
  • 6 rashers bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green chilli, diced
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook penne until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium frypan cook the bacon until mostly cooked but not crisp. Remove from pan, cut into bite size pieces. Drain bacon grease from pan. Return cooked bacon to pan, add minced garlic, chopped red onion, olive oil and chilli. Saute until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour ingredients into a large bowl. Add additional grated Parmesan cheese to top and serve immediately over cooked and drained pasta.

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