Bacon and Basil Sauce for Pasta

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by JustJanS

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

Top Review by Jewelies

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.

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.

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