Bacon and Basil Sauce for Pasta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A nice quick, tasty pasta sauce, made with ingredients I normally have on hand. Sometimes I throw in some diced chicken with the bacon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and garlic, cook, stirring, until the bacon is crisp.
  2. Add the wine and bring to the boil.
  3. Stir in the cream, milk, mustard, cheese and blended cornstarch and water.
  4. Stir over a high heat until the sauce boils and thickens a little.
  5. Stir in the basil and green onions, and serve over the cooked pasta of your choice.


Most Helpful

Loved this! Very yummy and pretty unforgiving with the couple of slight changes I made. I doubled the recipe but didn't have enough bacon so I add a bit of ham. I also felt like some peas and added a handful of them too. Used chicken stock instead of wine and didn't worry about the cornflour. Oh, and I also used an onion which I cooked along with the bacon and garlic. I was probably pretty heavy handed with the mustard. Topped with the cheese and green onions. Really tasty, thanks Jan.

Jewelies July 20, 2010

Jan I made this 4 nights ago. And tonight I am running late again so I am making it again.Given the comments last time I am sure they wont mind. Everybody Loovveed it. I did used half the cream and half low fat carnation milk as well as 1% milk just to try to keep the fat content down. This was really delishous and very hearty. Thanks again for another get meal. Bella.

Bella chef May 07, 2004

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