Bacon and Mushroom Penne

Bacon and Mushroom Penne


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About this recipe: When I was in university, I created this delicious pasta dish using my favourite cheap ingredients, bacon, button mushrooms and garlic.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g penne pasta
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon) extra virgin olive oil
  • 185g smoked bacon, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 200g fresh button mushrooms, sliced
  • 750ml (3 cups) chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 60g (1/2 cup) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Cook penne pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile,in a large frying pan heat the oil over medium heat, cook bacon until browned.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for a few minutes, then add the mushrooms.
  4. Cook,stirring constantly, for a couple of minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften.
  5. Pour in the chicken stock, and bring to the boil. Allow to simmer over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add cooked penne to the pan, and stir until coated. Simmer uncovered until the sauce has reduced to just a few teaspoons in the bottom. Place generous servings onto plates and top with Parmesan cheese.

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