Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Lemon

A wonderful dish which can be a side or a main if chicken is added.




250g(8oz)penne 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 rashers bacon,chopped 1 onion chopped ⅓ cup lemon juice 1 T fresh thyme leaves ⅓ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ½ cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional information

protein 13g; fat25g; carbohydrates 47 g;dietary fiber 5g;cholesterol 10mg;471Calories


1) Cook the pasta in a large pan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and return to the pan to keep warm. 2) Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the bacon and onion and stir over medium heat for 4 minutes or until the bacon is brown and the onion has softened. Add the pasta, lemon juice, thyme, tomatoes and pine nuts. stir over low heat for 2 minutes to heat through. note: Sun dried tomatoes will become bitter if heated too much. Variation: use pancetta instead of bacon if preferred.