Bacon and pea penne

Bacon and pea penne

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

A quick, easy and delicious supper. You can use pancetta cubes instead of bacon, or substitute a good handful of sliced mushrooms instead for a vegetarian alternative.



  • penne pasta 200g
  • unsmoked bacon 6 slices, cut into pieces
  • olive oil for frying
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • frozen peas 100g
  • lemon 2 tbsp juice
  • parmesan 50g


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in 1 tbsp oil for around 5-6 minutes until crisp and golden. Scoop out and drain on kitchen roll.

  • Step 2

    Fry the garlic and peas in the bacon oil for a few minutes then add the lemon juice, drained pasta and bacon. Serve in bowls with parmesan shavings.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 717
  • Fat 28.5g
  • Saturates 11.4g
  • Carbs 81.3g
  • Protein 39g