Bacon, spinach & tomato pasta

Bacon, spinach & tomato pasta

This quick and easy pasta dish is great when you're just cooking a quick meal for yourself or for a lunchbox

By , 21 September 2015

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Bacon, spinach & tomato pasta
  • 15 Mins
  • Serves: 1
  • Price: £1.29 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 595g serving contains
  • Energy

    2113KJ

    505KCAL

    25%
  • Fat

    19.7g

    med

    28%
  • Saturates

    3.2g

    low

    16%
  • Sugars

    19.7g

    low

    22%
  • Salt

    0.29g

    low

    5%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 355kJ/85kcal.
Ingredients
  • 85g fusilli pasta (or penne pasta)
  • 50g frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 rasher unsmoked back bacon
  • 100g baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 x 160g pack washed baby leaf spinach
  • 50g Chosen by you 50% Less Fat Garlic & Herbs Soft Cheese
Method
  • Put the pasta in a pan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil. Stir, then simmer fast for 10 minutes, adding the frozen sweetcorn for the final 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 tbsp of the water. Put the pasta and sweetcorn back in the pan.

  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan. Cut the bacon into small strips and cook until the fat starts to crisp. Add the baby plum tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they begin to soften.

  • Add the spinach to the frying pan and cook for 1 minute until it wilts. Set aside.

  • Slowy add the soft cheese and the reserved cooking water to the pan of drained pasta and sweetcorn. Stir over a low heat until the pasta is completely coated. Add the bacon, tomatoes and spinach, and stir together. Serve sprinkled with back pepper.