Roasted broccoli and crispy bacon may not be the first combo you think of when it comes to pasta, but you can trust us on this one! Mix it all into a rich tomato-based sauce for a flavour explosion that’s even worthy of Nonna’s picky palate.
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spaghetti(ContainsGlutenMay be presentSoy, Egg)
garlic & herb seasoning
crushed & sieved tomatoes
beef-style stock powder
grated Parmesan cheese(ContainsMilk)
Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Cut the broccoli into small florets and roughly chop the stalk. Place on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle generously with olive oil and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast until tender, 15-20 minutes.
Add the spaghetti to the saucepan of boiling water and cook until ‘al dente’, 9 minutes. Reserve some pasta water (3/4 cup for 2 people / 1 1/2 cups for 4 people), drain the pasta, then return to the pan and drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.
TIP: 'Al dente' means the pasta is cooked through but is still a little firm.
While the pasta is cooking, finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Finely chop the red onion (see ingredient list). Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the diced bacon and cook until golden, 5-6 minutes. Add the onion and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic & herb seasoning, a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) and the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, crushed & sieved tomatoes (see ingredients list), brown sugar, reserved pasta water (1/2 cup for 2 people / 1 cup for 4 people) and the beef stock (1/2 sachet for 2 people / 1 sachet for 4 people). Simmer over a medium heat until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add the butter and stir through until melted, 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
TIP: Loosen the sauce with a little more pasta water if needed.
Add the cooked spaghetti, roasted broccoli and grated Parmesan cheese (reserve some for garnish) to the frying pan with the sauce and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pick and roughly chop the parsley leaves.
Divide the bacon and roast broccoli spaghetti between bowls. Garnish with the parsley and reserved Parmesan cheese.