Pasta with Red Pepper & Bacon Sauce

  • Cooking time: 45 mins
  • Serves: 3-4
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 200g Swiss brown or white cup mushrooms, quartered or sliced
  • 2 Slices of lean bacon sliced thin (optional) omit for a vegetarian option.
  • 1 Red Capsicum seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 1 pack of penne pasta
  • 1 can peeled diced tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley to garnish & parmesan to serve.
  • Add some Chilli if you like a little heat with your meals!
  1. Bring to boil large pot with water and cook pasta as per instructions.
  2. Heat the olive oil on a medium heat in a heavy bottomed pan.  Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.  Add mushrooms, sauté for a couple of minutes then add sliced bacon.  Sauté for a couple of minutes then add capsicum.
  3. Once all ingredients are cooked through then add peeled can tomatoes.  Simmer for 10 minutes on low. 
    Keep on low heat until the pasta cooks through.
  4. Strain pasta and tip into a large bowl.  Add half of the sauce and mix through with a wooden spoon.  Then, add balance of the sauce and garnish with chopped parsley, parmesan and some fresh chilli for a little heat!

Serve with a fresh Mediterranean salad as a side.