Carbonara-style penne pasta

Carbonara-style penne pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands on time about 7 mins

This new variation on spaghetti carbonara, uses penne pasta, is delicious and fast comfort food at the end of a long day.


  • 4 smoked bacon rashers, sliced
  • 350g tub fresh cheese sauce
  • 250g fresh penne
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Handful of chopped fresh flatleaf parsley leaves
  • 50g soft goat’s cheese


  1. Fry the bacon in a frying pan until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the fresh cheese sauce in a small pan and bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.
  3. Cook the penne in the water for 3-4 minutes, until al dente.
  4. Drain and return to the pan. Stir through the cheese sauce, bacon, grated lemon zest, and a few tablespoons of parsley.
  5. Divide between 2 bowls. Scatter over 50g soft goat’s cheese to serve.


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