Bacon, Tomato & Basil Pasta

This recipe works in combination with: Bacon & Sweetcorn Chowder, Bacon Hash with Poached Eggs, Chicken Stir-fry, Grilled Chicken Salad.

A simple Italian-style pasta dish with bacon, cherry tomato and basil.


  • 50g of value smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 150g of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • half of a 28g pack of fresh basil, leaves stripped from the stalk and torn
  • 1/3 large onion (approx 210g each), thinly sliced
  • 100g of value pasta shapes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tsp grated Parmesan
  • Serves: 2
  • Course: Lunch
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Price per person: £0.81
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 267
  • 5-a-day per serving: 1.2
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the bacon and onion for 5 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through and the onion is soft. Add the cherry tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to soften and break down.
  3. Drain the pasta and toss with the cooked bacon, onion, tomatoes and torn basil leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve topped with the Parmesan.

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