Penne with broccoli and bacon

    Penne with broccoli and bacon


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    About this recipe: An easy, family-friendly pasta dish for any night of the week. It's a great way to get your kids to eat their green veg.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) pack penne pasta
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) fresh broccoli florets
    • 6 rashers bacon, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (500g) jar pasta sauce
    • 50g (2 oz) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne in the pot, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the broccoli. Continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes, until penne is al dente and broccoli is tender; drain.
    2. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until brown. Drain dripping and return to frying pan. Mix the onion and garlic into the frying pan, and cook until onions are tender. Stir in the pasta sauce, and cook until heated through. Toss with the penne and broccoli, and top with Parmesan cheese.

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    This was very popular with my family, easy to make & inexpensive - a winner! - 01 Apr 2011

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