Cooking on a budget

I wanted to share one of my favourite low cost recipes. It’s super quick and very cheap. You can use any left overs for your lunch the next day!

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Smokey Bacon Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 120g smoked streaky bacon, sliced into really thin strips
  • onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

*Optional* grated parmesan to serve at the end

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti following pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the bacon for 3-4 mins until just starting to crisp. Stir in the onion and cook for another 3-4 mins, then add the garlic and smoked paprika, and cook for 1 min more.
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil and bubble for about 5 mins until thickened, stirring every so often to stop it catching on the bottom.
  4. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve with the parmesan if using.

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