Penne Pasta with Creamy Bacon Sauce

Difficulty | Serves 4 | Book 4

Penne Pasta with Creamy Bacon Sauce

3 cups penne pasta
cooking spray
¾ cup onion or shallots diced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic (in jar)
100g bacon short cuts diced
1 x 375ml can evaporated light milk
¾ cup skim milk
1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan cheese (Kraft®)
1 sachet 98% fat free Creamy Mushroom Cup a Soup
1 tablespoon cornflour
pepper

Per serve
FatTotal5.0g
Saturated2.3g
Fibre2.9g
Protein26.0g
Carbs71.0g
Sugar14.9g
Sodium679mg
Kilojoules1831 (cals 437)
GI RatingLow

Method

  1. Follow cooking instructions on pasta packet, leave to one side.
  2. Sauté onion, garlic and bacon in a large saucepan that has been coated with cooking spray, until browned
  3. Place both milks, parmesan cheese, soup sachet and cornflour in a small bowl, whisk together. Add to saucepan, stirring continuously until boiled.
  4. Fold cooked pasta gently through sauce until heated through. Pepper to taste.

Suitable to be frozen for 2-3 weeks.

Dietitian's tip

The creamy taste in this recipe is not due to high fat sauces but evaporated light milk. You may like to use this product instead of cream in other recipes.

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