Date: 02 Aug 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Pastas 0

Although this dish is like something from an 80’s menu, once in a while I do crave it. One of the easiest of pasta dishes to prepare and no matter how passe it is, it still tastes delicious!


  • 250 grams penne
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 100g speck or bacon or pancetta, diced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup cream
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • salt & pepper
  • Chilli to taste (optional)


Cook the penne in salted boiling water and whilst that is cooking, sauté the onions in a little olive oil until translucent. Add the speck and cook for a few minutes. Add the butter and the mushrooms and the minced garlic.  Season with salt, pepper and chilli if using. When mushrooms are softened, add the wine, followed by the cream, nutmeg and the freshly chopped parsley.  Cook until the cream is heated through.  Do not let it boil.

When pasta is ready, drain and gently mix in the sauce.


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