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Creamy Bacon Pasta Sauce


An addictive and rich creamy bacon pasta sauce which can be on your table in 15 minutes. Use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge for an easy and versatile meal.


200 - 240g dried pasta (or 300 - 350g fresh pasta) depending how hungry you are

15g butter

1 tbsp olive oil

4 - 5 rashers streaky bacon, chopped into small pieces

3 cups fresh vegetables, chopped. I used broccoli and courgettes.

3 - 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

3/4 cup cream

70g parmesan, finely grated

1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper (more or less depending on preference)


  1. Cook your pasta according to instructions on packet (but undercook by a minute) in a pot of well salted boiling water.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan (that will be big enough to fit the whole dish at the end) and fry the bacon over medium - high heat until crisp. About 4 - 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving all the drippings behind.
  4. Lower the heat slightly and add your vegetables, tossing to coat.
  5. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of mins.
  6. Add the cream and pepper. Turn the heat down if you need, it should just be a gentle simmer here.
  7. Sprinkle the parmesan over top and let it melt into the cream.
  8. Add your cooked pasta straight into the sauce with a little splash of pasta water and toss to coat.
  9. Add the bacon pieces back in and give it a good toss.
  10. Let it gently bubble away for a minute or two, adding more pasta water if you need to loosen.
  11. Season to taste, it shouldn't really need anything as the bacon adds salt but you do you!
  12. Serve with extra parmesan and enjoy!


  • You can start the sauce at the same time you add the pasta to the water, depending on whether you are using fresh or dried though. If using fresh, which will only take a few minutes, then add the pasta to water when you add vegetables to pan.
  • I always add enough pasta water to make it quite 'saucy'. Pasta soaks up liquid SO quickly so by ensuring you have it quite saucy in the pan it won't dry up by the time you serve it. Use the pasta water as you need.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins