Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 1
Who needs ready-made instant noodles when you can whip up your own low-fat, high flavour version in under 10 mins?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal356
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.29g
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  • 1 rasher smoked back bacon, trimmed and chopped



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 2 spring onion, white and green separated and finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 50g frozen pea
  • quarter tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 150g block straight-to-wok wheat noodle, or equivalent of dried, cooked
  • splash Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a small non-stick pan, fry the bacon for a few mins, add the white parts of the spring onions, peas and paprika, then cook for 1 min more. Mix the cornflour with a little of the stock to get a paste, then stir this into the pan with the rest of the stock, noodles and a good splash of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for a couple of mins until thick and saucy, then scatter with the green parts of spring onion.

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Comments (32)

lkrc87's picture

I just made this, I didn't have any bacon so added some chopped celery with the peas etc and some grated carrot at the end. I also added a teeny bit (like 1/3 of a tsp) of tomato puree. It's good for a quick healthy lunch or snack but wouldn't want it as a proper meal

sophiecakes's picture

currently eating this for lunch! YUM

kimbelina's picture

Easy to cook and great in the taste department, though I did add some sweet chilli sauce and replaced the peas with some shredded savoy cabbage as my hubby a bit fussy about peas! My two young daughters absolutely loved it and had extra helpings, always a good sign!! :)

lulubee's picture

I make a variation on this using a teaspoon or two of thai curry paste. Leave out the bacon, and add some defrosted frozen prawns at the end, and some lime (or lemon) juice. Tastes like tom yam soup, I love it!

jo_anne_1986's picture

Made this for a quick tea tonight and was really impressed, really tasty for a quick cheap meal!!!

depa1609's picture

I added some chilli flakes into this as my partner loves spicy foods... it was really good and he loved it! I also added some small pieces of sweet pepper and that worked really well. Really nice dish!!! Will be doing this again as it is so easy and quick! (but maybe without the chilli flakes next time as it might be too much for some people).

angelal2366's picture

i'v made this 3 times in the last week, its a realy tasty noodle dish. I used soy sauce instead of worcester and added shredded lettuce right at the very last minute of cooking which adds a nice crunch.

alisoncox's picture

If time is the main thing perhaps, but boring and rather tastless.

badbandit's picture

nice and quick, healthy, but not a taste bud winner for me.
misses thought it was alright

good for heatlthy food quick and easy but not the tastiest

yurrnae's picture

For students - my younger son says, use some tinned veg. Most of the supermarkets have quite cheap tinned veg, and there's usualy only veg and water in it, sometimes salt too. Check the label to make sure there's none of the chemicals there used to be in tinned veg (when I was a student).
And the tinned veg is easiest also for self-catering in halls of residence, where kitchen security isn't always too good!
If you're in our own flat - try having several different packs of frozen veg in your freezer - and pick'n'mix.
The noodles that are "straight-to-wok" tend to much more expensive than dried noodles. The dried noodles don't even need to be cooked in a pan or microwave - most of them can be put in a big bowl with boiling water, and left for 5 or 7 minutes, or whatever.

purpleflufff's picture

This was really tasty and really easy and I can see how adding extra veg would be good. It was half way between super noodles and pot noodle (both great student staples) which made it seem unhealthy but using fresh veg it was of course far healthier! :o)

bethocallaghan's picture

Amazingly like pot noodle but with extra flavour - think this might be a regular dish - with maybe some added spice and different veg.


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