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!
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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 541kcal
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

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan
  • Cook pasta according to the packet instructions until al-dente. Then drain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the mixture to a casserole dish, spread out evenly and sprinkle the cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the centre of an oven for approximately 15 minutes until the cheese has browned slightly and is bubbling.
  • Serve with a crispy salad.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.3g | Protein: 23.8g | Fat: 28.6g | Saturated Fat: 11.9g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 614.9mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 6.6g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 460mg | Iron: 2.7mg