creamy bacon penne

Creamy bacon penne

This is a rich and sticky pasta sauce with smoky bacon and plenty of parmesan. This is such a simple yet rich pasta recipe you will want to print it and keep it for the future. It’s not a pasta recipe for weight watchers but OH so good. You may also like the Penne arrabiata.

What you need

100g finely chopped smoked bacon
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
250ml milk
100ml cream
350g dry penne cooked al dente
Palm of finely chopped parsley
Olive Oil
Salt and pepper

The process

Fry the bacon in a little oil until well done and crisp and set aside.

In a saucepan over a medium heat, add the butter and flour and cook slowly for a minute or two, mixing constantly. Do not let the butter burn.

Add half the milk and stir vigorously over a low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the milk and stir constantly for about another 5 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and a grind of black pepper and mix.

Add the cream and stir in well.

Place the bacon back on the heat, add the sauce and combine well until warm.

Add then cooked penne to the sauce and toss until the sauce coats the penne well.

Grate parmesan over the top and serve immediately.

Italian food is all about simple and quick cooking, try some of the Other Italian food recipes. Check out the Pasta recipes or this classic Italian Osso Buco recipe.