Bacon and pea pasta bake
For a filling meal, give this creamy bacon and pea pasta bake a go. It’s so easy it will be your new go-to.
- 375g Cucina Matese Penne Rigate
- 4 bacon rashers, chopped
- 2 x 500g jars Coles Mum’s Sause Garden Veg
- 2 cups (240g) frozen peas
- 250g tub cooking cream cheese
Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup (80ml) of the cooking liquid.
Heat a large deep frying pan over high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until golden. Add the sauce, three-quarters of the peas and the reserved cooking liquid. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until mixture comes to the boil. Stir in the pasta. Transfer mixture to a large baking dish. Spoon over the cream cheese.
Preheat grill on high. Cook under the grill for 3-5 mins or until mixture is bubbling. Place the remaining peas in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Stand for 2 mins. Drain. Sprinkle over the pasta mixture and season to serve.