Amazing speedy one pot pasta (Slimming World friendly)
This recipe is amazing the pasta cooks in just 10 minutes so it's a perfect after work dinner. Feel free to add mushrooms if you like and of course you could leave out the bacon and make it vegetarian /vegan.
I know it sounds odd to put everything in the pot but it really works I have made it many times, No need to pre boil the pasta or drain it afterwards it really is fantastic.
The recipe makes a lot so think it would easily serve four hungry people wish I'd known this recipe when had three hungry teenagers to feed as its very economical too!
Amazing speedy one pot pasta
500g spaghetti broken into half lengths
250g pack bacon medallions (sliced into strips)
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 large onion (diced)
1-2 tsp chili flakes (if liked)
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 pints hot vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
Take a LARGE saucepan (a pressure cooker base would be good). Place all the ingredients apart from the salt and pepper into the pot and stir very well together cover with a lid and bring to the boil.
Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes still covered but stir well every 2 minutes to stop the pasta sticking to the bottom of the pot.
After 10 minutes almost all the liquid will have evaporated and the pasta should be cooked, Take a bit to taste and if not cooked as you like it just simmer a little longer but keep stirring every few minutes. I didn't add any salt as the vegetable stock was salty enough just added some freshly ground black pepper.
Stir well and serve immediately.