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Bacony tomatoey pasta

 

tomato bacon pasta

Bacony tomatoey pasta

Quick, delicious and easy - what could be better!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: savoury
Servings: 2 servings
Cost per portion 30p
Calories: 605kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 100 g bacon cooking bacon, 57p/500g, 11p
  • 1 onion 59p/kg, 6p
  • 1 carrot 60p/kg, 6p
  • 1 tin tomatoes chopped, 29p
  • 1 tblsp oil £1.09/2.27 litres, 7p, any fat will do
  • 160 g pasta value, 29p/500g, 9p

Instructions

  • 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
  • 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 80p

Notes

Priced at Asda using mySupermarket, September 2017
Pasta and sauce 30p each
Pasta, sauce, cheese, nuts and broccoli 80p each
Nutrition excludes the extras
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Bacony tomatoey pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 605 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 5095IU102%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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