Stovetop Bacon Penne ‘n’ Cheese
Stovetop Bacon Penne ‘n’ Cheese



  • 300g penne
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 550ml milk
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 125g baby spinach
  • Cook the penne until al dente in boiling salted water and drain. Meanwhile, heat ½ tbsp of oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon for 8 mins. Remove and set aside. Add the capsicum to the pan and cook for 5 mins, then remove that too.
  • Add 1.5 tbsp of oil to the pan and stir in the flour to make a roux. Cook for 1 minute, then gradually add the milk, stirring continuously until a thick sauce is achieved. Stir in the pasta, capsicum, cheese and spinach and cook until the cheese has melted. Season well, then serve in bowls topped with the crispy bacon.
20 mins
4 serving

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