£1 - £2,  15 minutes

Bacon and Red Pesto Pasta

Before work on a Saturday, I always want to try to have something light yet filling which doesn’t require too much energy to make. In the past, I have made similar dishes to this but this time it was a lot more simple with basic ingredients. I did find as well the more simple it was the better it tasted, the chilli flakes also help give it a great kick. 

£1.88     15 mins   Serves 1

All you need is

  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • 80g pasta
  • Handful spinach
  • 1 tbsp red pesto
  • 3 baby tomatoes
  • 1/2 tps garlic
  • 1/2 tps mixed herbs
  • 1/4 tps chilli flakes

To make it just

  1. Boil a pan of water then once it’s boiling add the pasta and leave to cook.
  2. Under the grill cook the bacon.
  3. After 10 minutes add the spinach and chopped up tomatoes to the pan and leave to cook.
  4. Mix in the herbs and garlic.
  5. Once the bacon is cooked chop it up into small pieces trimming off the fat and then mix this in with the pan.
  6. Drain the pan and then place in a bowl and mix in two tablespoons of red pesto.

Nutritional values

Where to buy

Asda Tesco Sainsburys
Bacon £1.31 £2.00 £2.00
Pasta £0.59 £0.59 £1.45
Spinach £1.00 £1.00 £1.00
Red pesto £0.90 £1.00 £1.00
Baby tomatoes £1.75 £1.00 £0.90
Chopped garlic £0.74 £1.00 £1.65
Mixed herbs £0.69 £0.70 £1.65
Chilli flakes £1.24 £0.85 £1.65

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