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Easy pea and bacon pasta bake for four

Smoked bacon gives this super easy, all-in-one pasta bake bags of flavour

By , 02 August 2018

(19 votes)

Easy pea and bacon pasta bake for four
  • 50 Mins

  • Serves: 4

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Nutritional Info
Each 446g serving contains
  • Energy

    2314KJ

    553KCAL

    28%
  • Fat

    12.9g

    low

    18%
  • Saturates

    4.9g

    low

    24%
  • Sugars

    9.4g

    low

    10%
  • Salt

    0.67g

    low

    11%
2
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 519kJ/124kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 rashers smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500g fresh egg penne
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 75g mozzarella, drained and chopped
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat. Fry the onion for 5 mins until soft, stirring 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, then fill the tin with water and pour this into the pan. Season with black pepper, then simmer for 5 mins. Stir in the penne and frozen peas, then tip into an ovenproof baking dish about 30cm 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.