Famous Italian Receipe

Pancetta Penne with Spinach and Tomatoes




You can use bacon instead of the pancetta in this quick light meal where tomatoes, spinach and garlic are served with penne.




Serves: 4 

  • 500g penne pasta">500g penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 slices pancetta, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes">400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 250g fresh spinach, torn">250g fresh spinach, torn

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook until browned and crisp. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook until heated through.
  3. Place the spinach into a colander, and drain the hot pasta over it so it wilts. Transfer to a large serving bowl, and toss with the remaining olive oil, and the pancetta and tomato mixture.


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