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Cheesy bacon, pea and tomato pasta bake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 500 g Pasta (penne)
  • 800 g Tinned peeled tomatoes, blitzed
  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 250 g Bacon, diced
  • 2 cups Frozen peas
  • 250 ml Fresh cream
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 - 2 cups Grated Emmental cheese
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbls Olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized pot, heat the olive oil. When the oil is warm, add in the onion and cook it at a medium temperature until it starts to go translucent (not brown).

  2. Add in the bacon and cook until the bacon has started to brown.

  3. Add in the blitzed tomatoes and stir. Season with some salt, pepper and the cayenne pepper.

  4. Allow it to cook for 30 min. Then add in the peas and cream and cook for 10 more min.

  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. 

  6. In a large pot, bring water to the boil for the pasta. Add in salt, and cook the pasta until it has just begun to soften (just before al dente).

  7. Mix the sauce and pasta together. add in the parmesan and mix again.

  8. Place into an oven dish and cover with the Emmental cheese. Cover with foil and allow to cook for 30 min.

  9. Remove the foil and grill the pasta bake until the cheese is slightly golden.

  10. Enjoy :)