Easy Oozy Double Bacon & Herb Penne
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Easy Oozy Double Bacon & Herb Penne

Easy Oozy Double Bacon & Herb Penne

with Spooky Cherry Tomato Salad & Parmesan

The best part about tonight's pasta dish, apart from the oozy bacon sauce? You'll throw it together in four simple steps that will see dinner on the table before you know it, so you can get out to trick-or-treating in a flash.

Kid Friendly

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Preparation Time15 minutes
Cooking Time


Serving amount

2 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 packet

thickened cream

(Contains Milk;)

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet


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

1 punnet

snacking tomatoes

1 sachet

vegetable stock powder

1 packet

garlic paste



1 packet

sliced mushrooms

1 sachet

Italian herbs

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 drizzle

balsamic vinegar


Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)3173 kJ
Fat33.7 g
of which saturates16.2 g
Carbohydrate75.3 g
of which sugars10.7 g
Protein34 g
Sodium1723 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 a 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 and sliced mushroom, breaking bacon up with a spoon, until browned, 5-6 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!

Little cooks: Lend a hand by combining the ingredients for the dressing, and tossing the salad!