Main Meals

Penne with mushroom, bacon and ricotta

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15 minutes
15 minutes

This is one of the easy recipes that does not require you to spend too much time in the kitchen.

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  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 250 g bacon, chopped
  • 250 g mushrooms, chopped or torn
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 x 400 g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 t fish sauce, or to taste
  • 250 g ricotta
  • 1 T dill, chopped
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 400 g penne, cooked al dente, for serving

1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan over a gentle heat. Add the bacon and cook for about 5 minutes until lightly golden.

2. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook for 5 minutes, then season with fish sauce.

3. Toss in the ricotta and basil, then the penne.

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Photography: Jan Ras
Videography: Kevashan Moodley

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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