Easy-pasta-bake

Easy pea and bacon pasta bake for two

No need to boil the pasta - just chuck it into the baking dish!

By , 02 July 2018

(5 votes)

Easy pea and bacon pasta bake for two
  • 50 Mins

  • Serves: 2

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Nutritional Info
Each 416g serving contains
  • Energy

    2123KJ

    508KCAL

    25%
  • Fat

    10.8g

    low

    15%
  • Saturates

    4.2g

    low

    21%
  • Sugars

    8.7g

    low

    10%
  • Salt

    0.62g

    low

    10%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 510kJ/122kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1tsp rapeseed oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 rasher smoked back bacon, chopped
  • ½ x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250g fresh egg penne
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 30g fresh mozzarella, drained and chopped
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium setting. Fry the onion for 5 mins until soft. Stir frequently so it doesn’t catch and burn. Add the bacon, turn the heat up a little and fry for another 5 mins until starting to crisp.

  • Tip in the tomatoes, half-fill the tin with water and pour this into the pan. Season with black pepper and simmer for 5 mins. Stir in the penne and frozen peas and tip into an ovenproof baking dish about 20cm x 25cm. It should be quite saucy as the penne will soak up some liquid when cooking.

  • Stir in the mozzarella and cover with foil. Bake for 25 mins, then remove the foil and bake for a further 5 mins until the pasta is tender and the cheese melted.