Penne with bacon and broccolini

Penne with bacon and broccolini


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A simple, delicious dinner. You could use sausage or veggie sausage instead of bacon, substituting olive oil for the bacon fat.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 packet (500g) penne
  • 6 bacon rashers
  • 1 bunch broccolini, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:8min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:23min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a large frypan over medium heat. Turn frequently to cook until browned and crisp. Remove the rashers and drain on paper towels.
  3. Add half of the garlic to the bacon fat, and cook over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the broccolini, and continue to cook and stir for 3 or 4 minutes, or until the broccolini is tender but still bright green. Stir in the remaining garlic, salt and pepper. Add the pasta to the frypan, and stir to coat. Remove from the heat and mix in the Parmesan cheese, and crumble in the bacon. Toss again, and serve.

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So yum and so simple, I used finely cut sundries tomatoes too! - 22 Feb 2012

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