Slimming World's bacon and broccoli pasta salad recipe

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Complete with bacon pieces and top with dried chilli flakes, Slimming World’s bacon and broccoli pasta salad is light yet flavoursome and ready in 15 mins.

Bacon and broccoli pasta salad
  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Slimming World
Preparation Time3 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap

Flavoursome bacon and a kick of spicy chilli make this satisfying slimmers dinner a winner.

This bacon and broccoli pasta salad is ready in just three easy steps. Plus, it takes almost no time at all to prepare. In fact it's done in about the time it takes to boil the pasta. Because this is such a tasty dish, you could serve it up to the whole family without it feeling like a healthy option. And if you want it to be even healthier, swap the pasta for wholemeal penne. This will up the fibre content, which will help keep you fuller for longer.

This recipe is part of our cheap family meals collection – under £1 a head


  • 200g dried pasta shapes
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • small bag of baby spinach leaves
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 4 lean bacon rashers, visible fat removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes




  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, adding the broccoli for the last 4 minutes and the spinach for the last 30 seconds. Drain well and tip into a serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the bacon and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
  3. Stir in the chilli flakes and cook for 2 minutes more, then add to the pasta and mix well.

Top tips for making Slimming World’s bacon and broccoli pasta salad

Eat this dish straight away or cool completely and keep it in the fridge for up to two days. This salad is great eaten cold or thoroughly reheated - the choice is yours.

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Slimming World

Slimming World is a weight management organisation that dates back from 1969. It holds thousands of weekly groups for members all over the UK influencing millions of people to eat healthier and manage their weight. From breakfast to lunch, from dinner to dessert, we’ve got lots of healthy and simple Slimming World recipes and ideas to keep you on track when it comes to taking part of the Slimming World plan.