Bacon and pancetta (Italian bacon) make great pasta dishes. Try a recipe for carbonara, creamy bacon pasta, or bacon pasta with mushrooms.
I love pasta recipes which are simple and made with strongly flavoured ingredients. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe by: Catherine
Big pasta shells or cannelloni make a great easy dinner, especially when served with crusty bread and a green salad.
Recipe by: Patches
This pasta dish takes its inspiration from the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwich. It's healthy and comforting and only takes minutes.
Recipe by: Zoë Harpham
Freshly sliced leeks are sauteed in the juices of fried streaky bacon. A roux and some feta are added to form a delicious sauce. Serve with your favourite pasta.
Recipe by: NALLY
A small amount of well-trimmed bacon goes a long way in imparting a full flavour to this quick pasta sauce. We've boosted the fibre with cannellini beans and the vegetable content with vibrant silverbeet, which cooks conveniently in the pasta water.
Recipe by: Patsy Jamieson, Diane Temple