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200g bacon, chopped
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2 echallion shallots (or I onion), peeled and finely chopped
3 sticks celery, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
180g chestnuts, finely chopped
4 thyme sprigs, leaves only
360g penne pasta
200ml reserved pasta cooking water
200ml crème fraîche
¼ tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
30g Parmesan, finely grated


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My Bacon & Chestnut Pasta dish is so easy to throw together for a quick supper. The sweetness of the chestnuts marries so well with the saltiness of our dry cured bacon in this delicate and creamy sauce.
Category Dinner
Serving 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  1. Step 1 Start by heating a heavy based pan over a high heat and dry frying the bacon until golden brown for approximately 5 minutes, stirring during cooking to ensure all sides cook evenly.

  1. Step 2 Reduce the heat to medium and add the shallot and celery. Cook for a further 5 minutes before adding the crushed garlic, thyme and chestnuts. Cook for a further 3 minutes.

  1. Step 3 Meanwhile cook the pasta according to the instructions on the pack. Drain reserving 200ml of the cooking water.

  1. Step 4 Stir the crème fraîche into the cooking water and add to the bacon and chestnut mixture. Add seasoning to taste.

  1. Step 5 Stir through and serve with some grated Parmesan.

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