Spiced Broccoli Soup. Delicious with tomato scone or herb bread
Christmas Leftovers - part 6. Ten ways to use up that surplus bag of Brussels sprouts lurking in the fridge

This recipe was suggested by Ailsa Jones on the Facebook group. Look in the comments if you’d like to see the original recipe. I forgot the garlic and the smoked paprika mind, and they would both be lovely additions.

tomato bacon pasta

Bacony tomatoey pasta

Priced at Asda, September 2017

100g cooking bacon, 57p/500g, 11p
An onion, 59p/kg, 6p
A largish carrot, 60p/kg, 6p
Tin of chopped tomatoes, 29p
Tblsp fat of some kind
160g value pasta, 29p/500g, 9p

Total nutrition 1032 calories, 155g carbs, 26g fat, 44g protein

Per serving (2) 516 calories, 77g carbs, 13g fat, 22g protein

Optional

30g extra mature cheddar, 250g/£1.60, 20p
20g pine nuts, 100g/£2.78, 55p
Half head of broccoli, 50p head/25p
Pasta and sauce, 26p each
Pasta, sauce, cheese, nuts and broccoli, 76p each

Serves 2

Chop the bacon, onion and carrot and sauté in the fat until soft. This step is important as the carrot won’t soften any further once the tomatoes are added, and boiled onion isn’t the best.

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tomato bacon pasta

 


Add the tomatoes and simmer for at least 10 minutes. Taste and season. I used a tsp mustard, tsp dark brown sugar and a grating of nutmeg. Taste and taste again.

In the meantime, cook the pasta. Once everything is ready, divide the pasta between 2 bowls, tip the sauce over and mix through.

This was good on its own, and if you want to keep the cost down, stop here.

We added extras and had ours topped with some grated cheese and chopped walnuts, and some broccoli on the side, which still works out at a very reasonable 76p

 

 

 

Bacony tomatoey pasta
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Spiced Broccoli Soup. Delicious with tomato scone or herb bread
Christmas Leftovers - part 6. Ten ways to use up that surplus bag of Brussels sprouts lurking in the fridge
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