Budget friendly & healthy pasta dish

Serves: 4
Total Cost: £3.52
Price per Portion: 65p


  • 400g spaghetti
  • olive oil
  • 120g smoked streaky bacon, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • grated cheese (if desired)


  1. Cook spaghetti following packet instructions
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in frying pan and cook the bacon for 3-4 minutes until just starting to crisp
  3. Stir in the onions and cook for another 3-4 minutes
  4. Then add the garlic and paprika, and cook for 1 more minute
  5. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil and let it bubble for about 5 minutes, stirring every so often
  6. Drain the pasta and stir into the tomato mixture
  7. Serve into individual bowls, and sprinkle cheese on, if using

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