Bacon & Thyme Penne

Serves: 2 | Preparation Time: 20 min


  • 1 tbps sea salt
  • 500g penne pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced.
  • 2 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 0.25 Cup chicken stock
  • 0.5 Cup fontina cheese, grated
  • 0.25 Cup chopped thyme (try mint it is surprisingly good too)
  • 2  slices bacon, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper


Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and penne. Cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.

In the same pot, heat olive oil over high heat. Add mushrooms, seasoned with salt and cook, stirring constantly, until mushrooms stop giving off liquid and start to brown, about 10 minutes.
Turn heat to medium-high and add garlic and bacon. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Stir in chicken stock and penne and cook until stock is absorbed.

Stir in cheese until melted and coating the pasta.

Take off heat and stir in mint. Serve immediately, topped with prosciutto and pepper.