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Easy peasy pasta

This also works with any leftover cooked meat or sausages, or use some canned salmon in place of the bacon.

This also works with any leftover cooked meat or sausages, or use some canned salmon in place of the bacon.

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(7 votes)
Cooking Time

Cook: 20 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 4

Cooking Time

Price: 51p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 355g serving contains

Energy
2219kj
530kcal
27%
Fat
14.1g
Med
20%
Saturates
4.8g
Low
24%
Sugars
5g
Low
6%
Salt
1.9g
High
32%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
625kj/149kcal

Ingredients

325g penne

155g pack Butcher's Selection Lean Diced Bacon

1 tbsp sunflower oil

1 small onion, chopped

325g frozen peas

1 level tsp mixed dried herbs

50g Chosen by you 30% Less Fat Mature Light British Cheese, grated

Method

1
Add the pasta to a pan of lightly salted boiling water. Simmer fast, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. Drain, reserving 150ml of the liquid. Keep warm.
2
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a non-stick frying pan until it starts to crisp. Remove with a draining spoon and put on a plate lined with a double layer of kitchen paper. Keep warm.
3
Add the oil to another pan and fry the onion until soft. Add the reserved pasta liquid, the peas and herbs, and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
4
Remove two-thirds of the peas with a draining spoon and add to the pasta. Purée the rest with the cooking liquid. Season, then stir into the pasta with the cheese.
5
Sprinkle the bacon on top of the pasta and serve.