BBQ Bacon Pasta Bake | Healthy & Slimming Recipe

I love a tasty, easy, slimming friendly Pasta Bake!

This is what I created one evening when I really couldn't be bothered to create much else... I used my favourite BBQ sauce recipe, some bacon and veg that I had in the fridge.

I love this kind of simple meal, minimal effort but maximum deliciousness. 

Of course, if you really don't want to make the sauce yourself, you could use a low sugar BBQ sauce instead. I like to make up a batch of my own BBQ sauce, and then either freeze it or keep it in the fridge for another time.

This dish served two of us, with plenty of leftovers for the next day. I always cook a little extra to have another time!

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If you also don't have the time to let it bake, just cook the pasta all the way, mix it up and serve! It really is that simple. 

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 BBQ Bacon Pasta Bake Recipe

Extra Easy Syn Value: Syn Free

Healthy Extras: 1 x A

Serves 4

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You will need:

5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
6 bacon medallions, all fat removed
1 onion, diced
1 red pepper, finely sliced
1/2 small tin sweetcorn
1 tsp mustard powder
500g carton of passata
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 tbsp sweetener
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 pint coke zero
250g dried pasta of your choice
120g light cheese
low-calorie cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

In a saucepan and the balsamic vinegar, coke zero and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to the boil and then leave to reduce. 

Mix in passata, mustard powder, garlic, smoked paprika, sweetener, and seasoning. Bring to the boil and then allow to simmer for 10-15 mins until it has thickened and reduced.

Spray a pan with low-calorie cooking spray, and fry off the bacon, onions and pepper. 

Par-boil the dried pasta for 5 minutes. 

Mix the bacon and veg mix with the BBQ sauce and pasta. Add to a shallow pasta bake tray, and mix well. Top with the cheese. 

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through and the cheese is bubbling.


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  1. I'll have to attempt a vegan friendly version of this - coconut flakes and liquid smoke work a treat so I'm sure I could manage it. would be yum in the winter for sure x

    1. Thanks for your comment! You could remove the bacon, the BBQ sauce is vegan. Top with vegan cheese too 😘

  2. Pasta is one of my favorite dishes! I love this as an addition to my pasta recipes. I can't wait to make it!

  3. Ohh now this sounds like such a unique twist on the pasta bake. I have to admit I always find pasta is such a comfort food.

  4. That looks quite delicious and I'd love to try that someday with the family. They love pasta and I'm sure they'd love this.

    -Lyanna Soria

  5. I do love pasta and this looks and sounds amazing am going to have to try this out one day soon x

  6. Oh this sounds delicious and I think it would go down well with all my family too. Mich X

  7. We love having pasta bake and its great for shoving in the oven and letting it cook (or warm up) for latecomers to dinner. Love the combination of bacon and cheese!

  8. I love pasta bake. We normally have a nice creamy tomato one with handfuls of cheese on top

  9. You can't beat a pasta bake, easy to make and great for all the family. I've not tried this flavouring before so I'll have to see how it goes

  10. Wow this looks delicious and like the ultimate comfort food. Definitely going to be making this.

  11. Ohhhh pasta how I love thee! My family would go crazy over this! YUM!!!

  12. Yes! This is making my mouth water. Just the kinda quick family dinner I like.

  13. This looks like a family tea to die for! We love a pasta bake and I really like the idea of a BBQ bake xx

  14. Made this and added was delicious


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