Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

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(43 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


  • 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 onions, 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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7th Jul, 2020
Nice but a little bland, despite jazzing it up with carrot ribbons, an extra bacon slice, some chilli flakes, and soft-boiled egg.
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14th Oct, 2017
Super easy and delicious! Love using udon noodles in this recipe too.
LifeofLudo's picture
29th Jun, 2015
Me gusto mucho :)
23rd Aug, 2013
Really delicious and hard to get wrong. Plus it's one of the few noodle dishes on here that uses common ingredients, so it's perfect for when you realise you're hungry and the shop is closed.
LifeofLudo's picture
29th Jun, 2015
what if the shop is open??:(
7th Nov, 2012
i tried this but swapped the bacon for lightly grilled chicken breast cut into small pieces and it was amazing would also recommend swapping the worchester sauce for soy sauce and adding a touch of chilli
9th Aug, 2012
This is a huge hit with my fiancé and I - we sometimes add extra ingredients (diced sweet peppers, mushrooms and chilli flakes).
7th Jun, 2012
Loved this recipe, so quick and easy whilst being healthy and really filling! I could only just finish it which really surprised me. Definitely making again :)
20th Mar, 2012
I really like this; I get to eat super noodles while not feeling guilty about it :p I replaced the smoked bacon for normal bacon though and I use onion rather than spring onion. I love how it's so cheap and ridiculously idiot proof.
9th Jan, 2012
Quick and easy to make as a good snack, but definitely not as a main. I thought it was quite nice, but my husband found it way too bland for his tastes.


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29th Jun, 2015
fry the noodles in oil and add melted chocolate
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