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Pea pasta

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Serves 6

A very quick, healthy, simple and cheap recipe, passed down to me by my Italian mother inlaw, loved by all the family.

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  • 1 tin mushy peas (chip shop brand is best)
  • slosh of olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 or 3 rashers of bacon
  • a couple of chicken or veg stock cubes
  • a hand full of frozen peas
  • half a packet of pasta


    1. In a deep frying pan or source pan, fry onion in a slosh of olive oil until soft.
    2. Add chopped bacon, and cook until done.
    3. Add tin of mushy peas, and half fill the pan with your made up stock. Will stick so stir, bring to boil.
    4. Add hand full of frozen peas. At this stage you can put it aside till dinnertime or continue....
    5. Add your pasta to your pea/stock liquid, cook till pasta is done. Serve with parmesan, enjoy.

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16th Oct, 2008
This is so so so cheap so so so easy and so so so healthy, a fab way to get fussy kids to eat veg too. To be honest quantities are not really important, I usually just chuck it in the pan and hope for the best, its not turned out wrong yet. It can be heated up the next day in the microwave.
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