Pasta with bacon, garlic and Parmesan

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
  • 125ml - grated Parmesan or pecorino
  • - a pinch of dried chilli (optional)
  • - freshly ground black pepper
  • 250g - diced bacon
  • 300g - spaghetti
  • 100g - butter
  • 3 - cloves garlic, chopped
Serve with a pinch of dried chilli if desired.

1 Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti until al dente (usually about 8 minutes).

2 Meanwhile, fry the bacon in the butter and olive oil in a large pan until crispy. Stir in the garlic and turn off the heat. The garlic must cook without burning or discolouring, otherwise it becomes bitter.

3 Pour the cooked, still moist spaghetti into the pan mixture and stir through so that the butter coats the pasta. Season to taste with black pepper (the bacon and butter are already salty) and half of the cheese. Serve with the rest of the cheese and a pinch of dried chilli if desired.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24