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Cheesy bacon pasta bake with green beans is a really tasty and simple family recipe. On the dinner table in less than one hour, this is a terrific quick healthy meal that requires hardly any effort at all!

Cheesy Bacon Pasta Bake With Green Beans

Cheesy bacon pasta bake with green beans is a really tasty and simple family recipe. 

Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 541 kcal
Author Neil

Ingredients

  • 200 g whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 strips bacon* , diced (I use turkey bacon)
  • 1 large onion , sliced
  • 300 ml skimmed milk
  • 15 g corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 100 g green beans (I use frozen ones, defrosted)
  • 150 g low fat cheese , grated
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan
  2. Cook pasta according to the packet instructions until al-dente. Then drain.
  3. Whilst pasta is cooking gently heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the bacon. Lightly fry the bacon until it is just beginning to crisp then remove it from the saucepan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Sauté the onion in the same oil until softened (add a little water to the pan if oil has evaporated) then add the milk and cornflour mixture. Keep stirring until the sauce has thickened and then season to taste.
  5. Add back the cooked bacon and stir in the green beans. Allow to simmer for a minute, add the cooked, drained pasta and combine everything well.
  6. Remove the mixture to a casserole dish, spread out evenly and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  7. Bake in the centre of an oven for approximately 15 minutes until the cheese has browned slightly and is bubbling.
  8. Serve with a crispy salad.

Recipe Notes

*I use turkey bacon because it is healthier, but you could use other types of bacon.