A colourful family pasta dish with garlic, peppers and pancetta that can be easily be spiced up with some dried chilli flakes if you prefer some heat!
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350g penne pasta
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 green pepper, cubed
1 yellow pepper, cubed
1 clove of garlic
75g pancetta or lean bacon, chopped
50g freshly grated Pecorino
Method Prep:5min › Cook:15min › Ready in:20min
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain, reserving 1 mug of the cooking liquid.
Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat; add garlic clove and stir to soften and flavour the oil. Discard garlic and add pancetta; cook and stir until crispy. Transfer pancetta to a plate lined with kitchen roll; set aside.
Cook peppers in same pan over medium heat until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in pancetta and pasta; toss well, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid if needed. Serve hot with freshly grated pecorino.