Penne & speck bakePenne & speck bake Penne & speck bake

Penne & Speck Bake

  • Serves 6
  • Preparation Time 14MINS
  • Cook Time 35MINS

200 gm dry Penne pasta

1 tbs olive oil

250 gm speck or streaky bacon, thinly sliced

1 medium onion, finely chopped

200 gm button mushrooms, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

40 gm butter

40 gm plain flour

500 ml (2 cups) Campbells Real Stock, Chicken

150 gm gruyere cheese, grated

100 ml thickened cream

STEP 1 Pre-heat oven to 180 c.

STEP 2 Cook the pasta in salted boiling water following packet instructions, drain and set aside.

STEP 3 Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium frying pan, cook the bacon for 5 mins or until crispy. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic, cook for 3-4 minutes.

STEP 4 To make the sauce, heat a medium sized saucepan. Add butter and melt, then stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute. Turn down the heat and add the Campbells Real Stock gradually, stirring continuously until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in 50 gm of cheese and the cream, season with salt and pepper.

STEP 5 Combine pasta, bacon and mushroom mixture with sauce. Pour mixture into a 2.5 litre heatproof dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden on top.