- 500g pack shaped pasta (we used farfalle)
Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…
- 1 head broccoli, about 300g, cut into small florets
Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…
- 8 rashers smoked bacon, cut into large pieces
Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…
- 5 tbsp pesto
Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.
- grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions. About 3 mins before the pasta is cooked, throw in the broccoli. When everything is done, drain, reserving about 100ml of the cooking water.
While the pasta is cooking, grill the bacon for 6-7 mins until crisp, then cut into bite-size pieces. Tip everything into the pasta pan, toss together well and loosen with a little of the cooking water, if needed. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and serve.