Penne Pasta with Bacon & Tomato Sauce

An easy to make recipe which will please everyone, combine crispy bacon with simple flavours to make a dinner time hit.


8 slices of bacon, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
450g pasta sauce
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, rosemary or oregano
A sprinkle or two of sea salt and freshly grated pepper
450g of penne pasta


In a large saucepan, add in chopped bacon and a splash of water over medium to high heat. Cook until the bacon begins to brown and the water starts to evaporate. Drain away most of the fat, but leave just enough to sauté the vegetables.

Add the onion and garlic and cook until they soften. Pour in the pasta sauce, then sprinkle in the herb of your choice and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for another 20 minutes.

Cook penne in lots of boiling salted water, then combine with the sauce.

Cooking Time

35 mins

Preparation Time

15 mins