White pasta, dry
250 g, use penne
Calorie controlled cooking spray
Back bacon, raw
4 rasher(s), medium, cut into thin strips
2 small, red, sliced
2 clove(s), crushed
Chilli, green or red
1 individual, de-seeded and diced
2 can(s), large, chopped, (400g cans)
2 tablespoon(s), level
2 tablespoon(s), level, torn, plus extra to garnish
1 pinch, and black pepper, freshly ground
- Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10–12 minutes or according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
- Meanwhile, spray a large, non stick pan with the cooking spray. Add the bacon, onions, garlic and chilli and cook, stirring over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the onions have softened. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée and cook for 5 minutes until thickened slightly.
- Add the basil and season. Add the drained pasta and stir to combine. Heat until piping hot then serve garnished with the extra basil leaves.