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Jen Hanlon’s honey mustard and bacon pasta bake

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Try Tik Tok creator Jen Hanlon’s easy pasta bake for a family-friendly dinner. It’s a fuss-free recipe loaded with delicious flavours

  • Serves4
  • Cook time40 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Jen Hanlon’s honey mustard and bacon pasta bake


  • 500g penne
  • 200g bacon rashers, finely chopped
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup (70g) wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (120g) coarsely grated tasty cheddar
  • 2 tbs flat-leaf parsley leaves

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Drain.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 4-5 mins or until crisp. Whisk the cream, mustard and honey in a medium bowl. Season.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer the pasta to a 12-cup (3L) ovenproof dish. Add the bacon and spring onion and stir to combine. Add the cream mixture and stir to combine. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar. Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown.
  4. Step 4

    Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

Recipe tip

Swap me: Got other short pasta, such as spirals or shells, in the pantry? Use either, or a mix of both, instead of penne in this recipe.