Creamy Bacon & Herb Penne
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Creamy Bacon & Herb Penne

Creamy Bacon & Herb Penne

with Cherry Tomato Salad & Parmesan

The best part about tonight's pasta dish, apart from the bacon? You'll throw it together in four simple steps that will see dinner on the table before you know it. The kids can lend a hand too — keep an eye out for our 'Little cooks' tips!

Kid Friendly
Super Quick
Quick Prep

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Preparation Time15 minutes


Serving amount

1 packet


(Contains Gluten, Wheat; May be present: Egg, Soy, Milk. )

1 packet

garlic paste

1 packet

thickened cream

(Contains Milk;)

1 sachet

vegetable stock powder

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

½ punnet

snacking tomatoes



1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 sachet

Italian herbs

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 drizzle

balsamic vinegar


Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)2770 kJ
Fat26.7 g
of which saturates13.6 g
Carbohydrate76.9 g
of which sugars12.4 g
Protein25.5 g
Sodium1303 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan



• Boil the kettle. Half-fill a medium saucepan with the boiled water and heat over high heat. Add a pinch of salt, then bring to the boil. • Cook penne in the boiling water until 'al dente', 12 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/3 cup for 2 people / 2/3 cup for 4 people), then drain pasta and return to saucepan. TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre. Little cooks: Older kids, help add the pasta to the saucepan under adult supervision. Be careful, the water is boiling!


• In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. • Cook diced bacon, breaking up with a spoon, until browned, 3-4 minutes. • Add garlic paste and Italian herbs and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.


• Add thickened cream, reserved pasta water and vegetable stock powder to the pan and cook, stirring, until heated through, 30 seconds. • Add cooked penne, Parmesan cheese and baby spinach leaves. Cook, tossing, until spinach is just wilted, 1-2 minutes. • Remove from heat. Season with pepper.

TIP: Add a splash of pasta water to loosen the sauce, if needed!


• Halve snacking tomatoes (see ingredients). Grate carrot. • In a large bowl, combine a drizzle of the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season, then add mixed salad leaves, carrot and snacking tomatoes. Toss to combine. • Divide creamy bacon and herb penne between bowls. Serve with tomato salad. Enjoy!