Sunshine chunky pasta

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Chunky sunshine pasta
Chunky sunshine pasta
  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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

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  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 15 mins or until the pasta is tender.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain the pasta and return it to the saucepan, add the pesto sauce and 2tbsp water and heat through for 2 mins.
  4. Arrange the carrots around four plates. Mix the remaining vegetables and the bacon with the pasta and spoon onto plates.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
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  • Calories 382(kcal)
  • Fat 11.7g
  • Sugars 9.0g
  • Salt 0.9g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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