A bacon and pasta dish with a little twist that will make the kids want to eat it.


  • 500g diced bacon

  • 3/4 packet of pasta (can be any pasta - works best with fetticuine)

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 onion - diced

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (from a jar) otherwise 2 cloves of garlic crushed

  • 1 tin diced tomatoes - preferrably with herbs

  • 1 Small packet (kids lunch box size) plain chips (crisps)

  • 1 Cup grated cheese


  • 1.

    Cook pasta as per packet instructions.

  • 2.

    While pasta is cooking cook the onion, bacon and garlic in a large frying pan.

  • 3.

    When bacon has cooked through (doesn't have to all be brown) add tomato paste and tin of tomatoes and cook until well combined.

  • 4.

    Drain the pasta and add to the meat.

  • 5.

    Put the mixture into a large baking dish and top with the cheese.

  • 6.

    Crush the chips and sprinkle over the top.

  • 7.

    Bake in a hot oven until cheese has completely melted.


This dish can be reheated. It can also be frozen. Pasta actually holds together better if this dish is made early and put in the fridge, then reheated to serve. Can be a meal on it's own or add a nice crisp salad side dish.

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