Pasta Boscaiola


  • 150g penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 6 smoked beef slices, chopped
  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 200 g (7 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
  • 625 ml (21 1/2 fl oz/2 1/2 cups) pouring (whipping) cream
  • 2 spring onions (scallions), sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and peper



1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and return to the pan to keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the bacon and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

3. Add a little of the cream and stir well with a wooden spoon.

4. Add the remaining cream, bring to the boil and cook over high heat for 15 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add the spring onion. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss well. Serve sprinkled with the parsley.