If you’re into quick and simple (and we know you are) then this recipe for Fussili pasta with a bacon and sweet chilli sauce is perfect. Enjoy!
500g fussili (or pasta shape of your choice)
500g bacon (2 packets), chopped
1 large onion
3 garlic cloves
1 tin chopped tomatoes
fresh/minced chillies (enough to make it spicy but still palatable)
2tbsn sweet chilli sauce
2tbsn fat-free plain yoghurt
salt & pepper to taste
Fresh pecorino/parmesan to serve
Fresh Italian parsley, to serve
Fill a large pot with water, add 2tbsn salt and allow to come to a boil.
While you wait for the water to boil, heat a large saucepan and fry the bacon until cooked and slightly crispy. While the bacon is frying, finely chop the onion and garlic. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside.
Fry the onion and garlic in the same pan until soft and translucent. Add the tinned tomatoes, chillies and sweet chilli sauce. At this point your pasta should be cooking so drop the pasta into the boiling water and allow to come back up to a boil.
Allow for the tomato sauce to reduce slightly then add back the bacon. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes then turn off the heat and add the yoghurt and season to taste.
Drain the cooked pasta and toss into the sauce.
Serve with a scattering of grated pecorino and some italian parsley.
Recipe provided by Simply Delicious food blog.