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Penne with Basil Pesto, Pancetta & Parmesan

Penne with Basil Pesto, Pancetta & Parmesan

Classic Italian ingredients mean classic Italian flavours in this easy-to-make but satisfying pasta recipe. Use good quality pancetta or dry-cured streaky bacon, plus a handful of fruity black olives, to add bursts of moreish flavour.
Profile Serves: 2
Icon/Time On the table in: 20 mins
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Ingredients

  • 200g penne pasta 
  • 4 thin slices pancetta (or bacon)
  • ½ jar Sacla’ Classic Basil Pesto
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • Handful of black olives
  • 4 tbsp. crème fraîche
  • 25g Parmesan shavings

    Method

    1. Put the pasta in a large pan of boiling, salted water and cook as per pack instructions.
    2. Meanwhile, cook the pancetta or bacon under a hot grill until crispy
    3. Remove and drain the pancetta on kitchen paper before crumbling into large pieces
    4. Once cooked, drain the pasta. Return to the saucepan. Spoon over the Sacla’ Classic Basil Pesto and add the olives and crème fraîche. Toss together and season
    5. Scatter over the pancetta and Parmesan and serve straight away
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