Broccoli Bacon Pasta

    30 minutes

    A simple pasta which is full of flavour and bright colour. Pasta is tossed with crispy bacon and broccoli, and chilli, garlic and lemon zest add brightness.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g broccoli, cut into florets
    • 500g farfalle (bowtie) pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 100g bacon, finely diced
    • 1/2 red chilli, finely diced
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • sea salt
    • ground black pepper
    • grated parmesan cheese, for serving

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add the broccoli. Cook one minute, then remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain, chop and set aside.
    2. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente. Meanwhile, heat oil in a non-stick saucepan, add bacon and cook for 1 minute until bacon is getting crisp. Add chilli and garlic and stir one minute more.
    3. Add the drained pasta to the saucepan with the broccoli, lemon zest and juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine and heat for about two minutes. Serve with parmesan.

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