Sunshine chunky pasta recipe

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serves: 4
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 17 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 382 kCal 19%
Fat 11.7g 17%
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  • A colourful treat, this pasta dish will become a firm family favourite.


    • 300g dried pasta twists
    • 4 rashers lean unsmoked back bacon
    • 200g baby carrots, scrubbed and halved lengthways
    • 200g runner beans, trimmed and sliced
    • 200g peas
    • 200g broccoli, trimmed into small florets
    • 3tbsp red pesto sauce


    • Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 15 mins or until the pasta is tender.

    • Meanwhile, grill the bacon until crisp and cut into small pieces. Place a steamer above a saucepan of boiling water and steam the carrots and runner beans for 10 mins, then add the peas and broccoli for a further 5 mins.

    • Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan, add the pesto sauce and 2tbsp water and heat through for 2 mins.

    • Arrange the carrots around four plates. Mix the remaining vegetables and the bacon with the pasta and spoon onto plates.

    Top tip for making Sunshine chunky pasta

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