Zucchini, Bacon and Occelli Penne

A simple recipe, with strongly Mediterranean tones in its vegetable mix of onion, zucchini, basil and tomatoes and Occelli black pepper and pink berries, mature cheese with a strong flavor produced by Beppino Occelli .


  • Penne pasta  ·  12 ounces 
  • onion, chopped  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Occelli al Pepe Nero e Bacche Rosa  ·  4 ounces 
  • Herbie's Basil Leaves Rubbed  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • extra virgin olive oil  ·   
  • bacon  ·  3 ounces 
  • small zucchini cut into matchstick size  ·  4 
  • cherry tomatoes, quartered  ·  10 
  • Herbie's Pepper Black Asta (ground)  ·  1/4 teaspoon 
  • salt, to taste  ·   


Sauté the chopped onion in a little oil with a pinch of salt until it becomes soft.

Cut the bacon into strips and roast in a frying pan, blend it with the wine and let it evaporate until achieving a crunchy texture.

Julienne (cut) the zucchini into matchstick size and using a spoon, toss in the pan with oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Cook the pasta al dente and toss for a minute adding the zucchini, bacon and onion.

Remove from the heat, add the cherry tomatoes and mix.

Serve on plates with basil, the cheese grated into strips and a slight grinding of pepper .

Entice Cuvée

Entice Cuvée

A delightful, well-bred Bordeaux style red wine with a paradoxically enticing manner of managing strong peppery spices in foods and drawing out the true essence of the primary food flavor.

Basil Leaves Rubbed

Basil Leaves Rubbed

Sweet basil is a lush annual herb with a distinct clove and anise-like refreshing flavour.

Pepper Black Asta, ground

Pepper Black Asta, ground

Herbie's Peppercorns Black Asta *(American Spice Trade Association)* are high quality, naturally cleaned Sarawak black peppercorns.