Creamy bacon pasta

This is a quick and easy pasta recipe that works well for lunch or supper.

• 300g spaghetti or linguine
• 15ml olive oil
• 1 red onion, chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
• ½ tsp smoked paprika
• I sprig of fresh thyme
• 200g bacon, chopped
• 125g white mushrooms, chopped
• 4 tbsp sour cream
• ½ cup water
• 1 tbsp milk (optional)
• Salt and pepper to taste

• Cook the pasta but don’t overcook it.
• Add the olive oil to the heated pan.
• Fry the onion with a pinch of salt, on a medium heat until soft.
• Gently fry the garlic, paprika and thyme together.
• Add the bacon and fry till golden.
• Sauté the mushrooms until browned.
• Add the sour cream and water and simmer until the sauce thickens.
• Milk can be added to make more of a creamier sauce.
• Mix the drained pasta into the sauce.

• Plate and eat immediately.
• Serve with a fresh salad and some parmesan.

Wendy Roux

Wendy Roux

Wendy Roux is a mother of a teen and a 12 year old. She has worked in teaching, the corporate environs and publishing. She is also the author of Checklist Parenting, aimed at parents of young school going children. The handbook offers parenting checklists, covering a range of topics, in a well laid out, easy to read format


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