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Creamy penne with broccoli & bacon

Creamy penne with broccoli & bacon

Made with only five ingredients, this recipe is big on flavour and costs under £2 a portion.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time30 mins

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Ingredients

  • 250g Essential Penne
  • ½ x 750g pack frozen Essential Broccoli Florets
  • 200g pack Essential British Smoked Bacon Lardons
  • 150ml Essential Double Cream
  • 1 tbsp Essential Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, adding the broccoli to the pan for the last 5-6 minutes.

  2. Heat a large, dry frying pan, then add the lardons. Cook gently for 10 minutes, until golden, crisp and cooked throughout. Remove from the pan and set aside, leaving a little of the fat behind. Add the cream and pesto to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until thickened.

  3. Drain the pasta and broccoli, reserving a little cooking water. Mix the pasta, broccoli and most of the lardons with the sauce, adding a dash of the cooking water, and season. Serve, topped with the remaining lardons.

Cook’s tip

Frozen broccoli saves time, but if you prefer to use fresh, simply break a small head of broccoli into florets. Alternatively, use green beans, soften courgettes in the bacon fat before adding the cream, or let washed baby spinach wilt into the pasta at the end of cooking.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

2,246kJ/ 538kcals

Fat

31g

Saturated Fat

16g

Carbohydrates

45g

Sugars

3.2g

Fibre

4.5g

Protein

17g

Salt

1.2g

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