Lightly-Flavored Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon

Lightly-Flavored Pasta with Broccoli and Bacon

Light and tasty pasta with simple flavour. The broccoli absorbs the flavour and is delicious.

Ingredients: 3~4 servings

net weight 100 g
3 slices
Mushrooms (I used king oyster mushrooms)
about 65 g
300 g
Garlic oil (or olive oil + sliced garlic)
1 1/2 ~ 2 tablespoon
Salt (sea salt is preferred)
1 rounded teaspoon
Coarsely ground black pepper
to your liking
White wine
1 tablespoon


1. Preparation: Separate the broccoli into florets. Cut the mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Cut the bacon into 1 cm wide strips.
2. Boil plenty of water in a large pot, and add a generous amount of salt (not included in the recipe). Parboil the broccoli until a bit firm. Do not cook too long.
3. Remove the broccoli, and cook the pasta. Cook 1 minute less than package instructions. That's the key.
4. Heat the garlic oil in a frying pan, and stir-fry the bacon. When lightly cooked, add the mushrooms, and stir-fry briefly.
5. Season with the salt, pepper, and wine. Scoop out 2 ladlefuls of pasta cooking water, and pour into the pan.
6. Add the precooked broccoli, and toss briefly.
7. Add the freshly cooked pasta, and mix well. Please taste at this point; if it's not flavourful, adjust with salt and pepper.
8. Please do not stir-fry too long after adding the pasta. Just mix with the ingredients and the sauce, then enjoy it♪ (This will prevent the pasta from drying out.)
9. This time, it was the perfect amount for 2 adults and 2 children. If it's only for adults, the yield would be 3 servings.
10. When you do not have garlic oil, you can substitute with olive oil (or vegetable oil), and 1 clove of sliced garlic stir-fried until fragrant.
11. Broccoli will absorb the flavour better than pasta. It might be better to add pasta first, then add broccoli last.

Story Behind this Recipe

I cooked pasta for lunch with the ingredients that I had at home. Light salty flavor is delicious.