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Eat Seasonably Broad Bean, Bacon & Mint Penne

Eat Seasonably Broad Bean, Bacon & Mint Penne

A fantastically quick and tasty pasta dish, lifted sky-high by the fresh mint. Perfect for a refreshing lunch or filling snack.

What you need

Serves 4

  • 200g Shelled Broad Beans
  • 300g Penne Pasta
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • 100g Streaky Bacon, cut into 1cm strips
  • 1 Clove Garlic, crushed
  • 200ml Crème Fraiche
  • 1 Handful of freshly chopped Mint
  • 25g Parmesan
  • Black pepper, coarsely ground


Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water until tender

While the pasta is cooking, cook the broad beans in boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes, & drain

Fry the bacon until crispy and brown, then add the garlic & fry for one minute

Stir in the crème fraiche & broad beans; simmer for 1 minute to heat the crème fraiche through and then add the mint

When the pasta is cooked, drain away the water & stir in the sauce

Serve with grated parmesan & black pepper