Penne with broccoli and bacon

    40 min

    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.

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    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


    Excellent recipe...I do a similar dish without tomato sauce... Instead I use 1 package of cream cheese and 3 ozs. of fresh cream, which I mix together and add to the pasta once the broccoli is cooked... Other than that the rest is the same recipe...Excellent taste!  -  04 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh, this was great! I probably used a little more bacon (I had some leftover that was already cooked/crumbled) and didn't measure the broccoli, just used 2-3 heads. Didn't have linguinin, so used fettucini and cooked the broccoli in the spaghetti sauce, not the pasta water. Used a couple tablespoons butter to cook the onion/garlic since I had already cooked the bacon and added the garlic when the onion was almost done to avoid scorching.  -  04 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)