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A bowl of pasta with bacon, parmesan cheese and herbs

Parmesan Penne with Bacon

Parmesan Penne Pasta with Bacon. So delicious and easy to make you'll be finding yourself wanting to make it as a main entree! Just add some grilled chicken or shrimp and you're set
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 295kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 8 oz dry penne pasta
  • 3 oz cooked bacon drained & diced (reserve 2 Tbsp of drippings)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.
  • Heat bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium. Add garlic and cook over medium-high heat until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  • Deglaze pan with wine and reduce by half, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in pasta, tossing to coat, then stir in Parmesan, parsley, and bacon.
  • Season with salt & pepper to taste.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g