This simple pasta dish is packed full of flavour, yet only takes 30 minutes to make. Great for a midweek dinner when time is of the essence. 

ProPoints® value: 8

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10mins

Cooking time: 20mins



  • 250 g White Pasta, dry, use penne
  • 5 spray(s) Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 4 rasher(s) (medium) Back Bacon, raw, cut into thin strips
  • 2 small Onion, red, sliced
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic, crushed
  • 1 individual Chilli, Green or Red, de-seeded and diced
  • 2 can(s) (large) Tinned Tomatoes, chopped, (400g cans)
  • 2 tablespoons (level) Tomato Purèe
  • 2 tablespoons (level) Dried Basil, torn, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 pinch Salt, and black pepper, freshly ground


Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10–12 minutes or according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

Meanwhile, spray a large, non stick pan with the cooking spray. Add the bacon, onions, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the onions have softened. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée and cook for 5 minutes until thickened slightly.

Add the basil and season. Add the drained pasta and stir to combine. Heat until piping hot then serve garnished with the extra basil leaves.


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