This penne pasta recipe combines salty bacon with a creamy cheese sauce, the perfect combination for a delicious, indulgent dinner.

In our house, Lorna is well known for creating the best pasta dishes off of the bat. Whatever is in the fridge, she can create a super plate of food. And so the LVB special was born. This penne pasta recipe is a perfect example of what she can muster up with a few ingredients. 

Bacon and spinach penne pasta

Serves 2


225g penne pasta 

6 rashers of bacon chopped  

2 garlic cloves minced 

50g grated Parmesan 

3 eggs whisked

1/2 red onion thinly sliced

2 tbs creme fresh 

150g spinach 

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  1. Heat a heavy frying pan and add the bacon and cook on a high heat until the bacon is crisp. remove from the ban and place on an absorbent tissue to soak up the excess fat and put to one side. 
  2. Whilst the bacon is cooking add the pasta to salted boiling water and cook to the instructions on the packet.
  3. Next add the sliced onion and garlic and reduce the heat. Cook until the onions begin to caramelise. 
  4. Whisk together the eggs and grated parmesan and add a crack of black pepper. Add the spinach to the pan of onions and stir through until wilted. 
  5. Remove the onion and spinach from the heat and add the creme fresh and mix. 
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the pan with a little of the pasta water, then add the egg mixture and stir through. The residual heat from the pan should cook the egg mixture without scrambling the eggs. 
  7. Add the bacon at the last minute and stir through the mixture.
  8. Serve in two large bowls with a  generous amount of black pepper and some extra parmesan on top. 

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