Bacon and Veggie Pasta recipe

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  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook Takes: 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 4 Serves: 4

Cook pasta according to packet instructions - approx 12 mins

In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil. Add chopped onions and cook for 5 mins until soft

Meanwhile, microwave green beans for 2 mins

Add chopped bacon to onions, cook until bacon is browned

Chop red pepper into either strips or small dice. add to bacon and onion mix

Add passata to bacon/onion/ red pepper mix. bring to boil then simmer

add chilli flakes to suit palate. Season with pinch each of salt and pepper

Add sliced mushrooms to passata/veg mix and cook for 5 mins

Add green beans to passata / veg mix

Drain pasta and add passata / veg mix sauce to it. Keep a little of pasta water to loosen mixture

Serve with grated parmesan cheese

Can omit bacon for veggie option Can change veg to suit taste /seasons e.g. brocolli / asparagus / sweetcorn / green, yellow or orange peppers / courgettes etc

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  • 350g fusilli pasta
  • 500g passata
  • 1 1 large onion
  • 100g Fine green beans
  • 1 Large red pepper
  • 100g Mushroom
  • pinch Dried chilli flakes
  • 6 rashers Bacon rashers
  • dash Tesco Olive Oil
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Black pepper
  • 50g Parmesan cheese

Recipe by: Cath Carter

Added 06/04/2012

My children love pasta and this is a great way to add in veg to help towards their 5 a day. It uses store cupboard ingredients that can be varied depending on what veg the family like and what is to hand. Can be adapted to be veggie without the bacon.

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