Quick Pasta Recipe and Weekly Menu Plan

This quick pasta recipe is perfect for whipping up when you arrive home from an after school activity. The entire dish doesn’t take much longer to cook than bringing water to the boil and cooking the pasta.

Baked Penne With Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 8 Rash Bacon Shortcut Rindless
  • 500 Ml Pasta Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
  • 1 Large Onion Brown
  • 300 Ml Cream
  • 1 Cup Cheese Parmesan Grated
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil Olive
  • 500 Gram Pasta Penne

Instructions:

Not only is this a quick pasta dish, but it is one that will feed a lot of people and it reheats quite well.

  1. Boil water for pasta.
  2. Finely chop onion.
  3. Cut bacon into thin strips approx 2cm x 1 cm.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan (I use an electric frying pan.)
  5. When heated to a moderate temperature cook bacon to desired taste. I like it a bit crispy.
  6. Add onion and garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
  7. Place pasta into boiling water.
  8. Add pasta sauce to frying pan and turn down heat slightly.
  9. Allow to simmer for 3 – 4 minutes.
  10. Add cream to frying pan and mix well. Turn up heat slightly allow to bubble then reduce heat and allow to thicken.
  11. Heat grill on high.
  12. Drain pasta.
  13. Add pasta to the frying pan and combine well.
  14. Pour contents of the pan into a lasagna style dish and even out as required.
  15. Top with grated parmesan and place under the grill until cheese has melted as is a golden brown colour.
  16. Serve with some warm garlic bread!
Quick Pasta Recipe
 
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Recipe type: pasta
Ingredients:
  • 8 Rash Bacon Shortcut Rindless
  • 500 Ml Pasta Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
  • 1 Large Onion Brown
  • 300 Ml Cream
  • 1 Cup Cheese Parmesan Grated
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil Olive
  • 500 Gram Pasta Penne
Method:
  1. Not only is this a quick pasta dish, but it is one that will feed a lot of people and it reheats quite well.
  2. Boil water for pasta.
  3. Finely chop onion.
  4. Cut bacon into thin strips approx 2cm x 1 cm.
  5. Heat oil in a large frying pan (I use an electric frying pan.)
  6. When heated to a moderate temperature cook bacon to desired taste. I like it a bit crispy.
  7. Add onion and garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
  8. Place pasta into boiling water.
  9. Add pasta sauce to frying pan and turn down heat slightly.
  10. Allow to simmer for 3 – 4 minutes.
  11. Add cream to frying pan and mix well. Turn up heat slightly, allow to bubble then reduce heat and allow to thicken.
  12. Heat grill on high.
  13. Drain pasta.
  14. Add pasta to the frying pan and combine well.
  15. Pour contents of the pan into a lasagne style dish and even out as required.
  16. Top with grated parmesan and place under the grill until cheese has melted and is a golden brown colour.
  17. Serve with some warm garlic bread!

Family Menu Plan For The Week

Baking: Banana Cake again! The kids requested this and it also suits me to bake it again. It takes only 5 mins to whip all the ingredients together and it makes a huge cake, which will last for lunches for most of the week.

Monday: Baked Penne with Bacon (as above.)

Tuesday: Chicken and Creamed Vegetable Soup

Wednesday: Beef Stir Fry with Asian Greens

Thursday: Chicken Schnitzel and Steamed Vegetables

Friday: Left Overs

Saturday: Souvlaki

Sunday: Sausages And Steamed Vegetables

If you like the look of this family menu plan, then you might like to use The Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. With the menu planner you can select your meals for the week and print our your own shopping list.

Free Menu Planner
If you would like to have one of your recipes added to the menu planner database, just be one of the first two people to leave a link or actual recipe in the comments section on my regular Menu Plan Monday Post. I will add it to the database and then email to let you know it has been included.

For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.

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