Easy peasy pasta

Easy peasy pasta

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

By , 21 September 2015
Easy peasy pasta
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 51p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 355g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates low
  • Sugars low
  • Salt high
  • Energy 2219KJ 530KCAL
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 625kJ/149kcal.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sprinkle the bacon on top of the pasta and serve.