We like simple pasta dishes for when we’re feeling tired and uninspired. You can easily get the ingredients for this on your way home.
Wine Suggestion: A Chianti, as we felt like it and it worked really well with the combination of flavours.
Pasta with Bacon, Broccoli & Pesto – serves 4
- 300-400g short pasta shapes (depending on how hungry you are)
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
- 8 rashers of smoked bacon
- 5 tbsp pesto
- grated Parmesan, to serve
Cook the pasta according to the pack and add the broccoli about 3 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
When cooked, drain but keep a cup of the cooking water.
Grill the bacon until crisp (we use a gas barbecue for less mess), then cut into bite-size pieces.
Tip everything into the pasta pan, toss together and loosen with a little bit of pasta water if you like.
Sprinkle over the Parmesan to serve.