As you know, I just love the Italian cuisine. I like pizza, but I adore pasta. Pasta is a very versatile food. You can use it for breakfast, easy light lunch or nice satiating dinner. You can prepare one and the same dish using different ingredients (vegetables, sauces, meats) and you’ll get a new meal.
Not the least important for me, pasta can be prepared very quickly and tolerates almost anything you through in the dish with it.
Today I am presenting another pasta recipe, easy to make and extremely delicious. I am using an amazing creamy cheese sauce and garnish the pasta with another of my favourites – crispy bacon.
The result you would get would be a creamy, cheese flavour, bacon, crunchy broccoli mouth-watering fresh egg pasta. Fresh pasta is very delicate and flavourful. Tastes almost like the home-made pasta.
If you refer you can also make your own pasta for dinner as well. Click here to see my suggestions.
Try this recipe for yourself and let me know if you liked it or not!
Fresh Pasta with Bacon, Broccoli and Creamy Cheese Sauce
Ingredients (serves 5-6):
400gr fresh egg pasta
I usually use linguine or tagliatelle pasta.
10 rashers smoked bacon
200gr boiled broccoli
1 cup milk
1 cup double cream
150-200gr grated cheddar cheese
2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
salt and pepper (optional)
1-2tbsp olive oil
Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper and arrange the bacon rashers, bake in the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes or until crispy
Prepare the cheese sauce: in a pot heat the olive oil, add the garlic and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the milk and cream and heat. Add the cheese and keep on the hob until the cheese melts, stirring continuously
Boil the pasta, it usually needs no more than 3-4 minutes in boiling water
Assemble the dish: drain the pasta and add the cheese sauce and broccoli, mix well. Cut the bacon in pieces and arrange on top. Season with salt and pepper if using.
Yummy! Serve it with a your favourite white wine and enjoy!
If you have any questions about the recipe or you want to share your favourite Italian recipe, leave a comment below.
Have a lovely day!