One pan goats cheese and bacon pasta

I think once you can cook a few one pot meals eating midweek becomes so much easier. This pasta dish is hearty and healthy. The chicken stock actually makes this dish super comforting – perfect for a wet day. I think the best type of comfort food always contains chicken stock.

To make your own 1 pan pasta you will need (per portion):

3/4 a mug of pasta shapes

1/2 a courgette

A large handful cherry tomatoes

20g hard goats cheese

1 1/2 rashers bacon

For the sauce base

1 onion

1 large clove garlic

A large handful of basil

Oil

Salt and pepper

Chicken stock

 

Peel and slice the onion and cut the bacon into slices. Fry in a large frying pan with high sides until the onion is soft and the bacon is cooked.

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Add the pasta and pour over enough chicken stock so that all the pasta is covered plus a bit more. Add the tomatoes and the vine if you have one (Ed told me that adding the vine while cooking adds a bit of extra flavour). Add the salt and pepper at this point.

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While the pasta is cooking use a potato peeler to make thin slices of courgette and add this to the sauce you are making.

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Once the pasta is cooked “al dente”  reduce the heat and stir in your basil and goats cheese until the cheese has melted.

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Serve with a bit of extra basil, wine is entirely optional but always advised if you’re making this on a Friday night.

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Have you got any one pot wonders you want to share?

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