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Try this courgette pasta, then check out our BBQ courgettes, courgette curry, courgette frittata and more courgette recipes.

Ingredients

  • 150g fiorelli or fusilli pasta
  • 2 medium courgettes, halved and sliced 1cm thick on the diagonal
  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
  • 4 slices smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • a pinch dried chilli flakes

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, toss the courgettes in 1 tbsp of olive oil and season. Heat a griddle pan until hot, then griddle the courgettes in batches until tender and grill-marked on both sides. As they are done, remove to a bowl and cover with a plate to keep warm.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the remaining 11/2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon until crisp and golden. Add the garlic, turn down the heat so it doesn’t burn, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the chilli flakes, if using.

  • STEP 4

    Drain the pasta, reserving a mug of the cooking water. Tip the pasta and courgettes into the bacon pan with 2 tbsp of the cooking water, and toss everything together. Season well and serve.

Authors

Janine Ratcliffe Portrait
Janine RatcliffeFood director
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