Penne pasta

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Serves: 4

By galaxymummy



  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 large onion

  • 3 slices bacon

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 tsp oregano (fresh ideally)

  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes (or passata)

  • 2 onions

  • 225g dried pasta

  • 1 handful Parmesan (to serve)


  1. Grill the bacon until it is brown and crispy.
  2. Finely dice the onion and garlic and cook on low heat in non-stick frying pan with the olive oil until brown and slightly caramelised.
  3. Chop the cooked bacon with kitchen scissors into small pieces and combine with the onion mixture in the frying pan.
  4. Add the tomatoes and herbs and season to taste.
  5. Simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile put 2 pints of water in large pan and bring to the boil. 7. Add the penne and cook until it is al dente.
  7. Serve the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle Parmesan on top.

Handy Hint

Add a litle sugar to mixture to sweeten acid of tomatoes
dont add a lot of salt as bacon is salty
Put foil on grill to save washing up
great with green salad or fresh bread
penne is large enough for toddler finger food
best made in advance and reheated freezes well

Additional Information

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Budget

  • italian

  • bacon

  • Pasta

  • Meat

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

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  • galaxymummy 23/01/08 18:40

    Good standby liked by all family suits all ages so easy