Cheesy Bacon Pasta Bake

Cheese and Bacon Pasta Baketick-150x150[1]    Serves 3-4

  • 375g pasta of choice
  • 175g bacon, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Pack spring onions, chopped
  • 75g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500 ml milk (approx)
  • 200g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices of bread in breadcrumbs
  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 170C. Cook bacon in a saucepan over a medium heat for 5 minutes until golden. Add garlic and spring onions and cook until soft. Add to pasta.
  3. Melt butter in the same pan. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Mixture may bubble.
  4. Gradually add the milk stirring until mixture boils and thickens. You may need to add a little more milk if it is too thick. Stir in half the cheese and the parsley.
  5. Add the cheese mix to the pasta and combine well. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour into an ovenproof dish. Top with the tomato and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes until top is golden.

This is great served with garlic bread and/or salad.

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