Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recipe: Heinz Pasta Bake

Another recipe with a rather sneaky/ time saving ingredient in- a tin of heinz tomato soup! It's something we always have in our cupboards at home, and so i thought i would use it as a sauce and make a bake (in one of my rather lovely new Le Creuset bake dishes my mum bought me for Christmas). I have now moved out of my parent's house, to live with my boyfriendp- which has been a little bit daunting, but i love it really! But nowadays, now that i actually have a student loan, i'm looking for cheap easy and filling meals, and this really fits the bill. Nick ate this and couldnt even guess the "secret ingredient"- so trust me, it doesnt just end up tasting of soup- Lol!

Heinz Pasta Bake (serves 3) 78p per serving

280g dried penne
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large clove garlic, crushed
120g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
35g chopped/shredded smoked ham
1 tin Heinz cream of tomato soup
100g grated cheddar

1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Cook the penne for 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. In the same pan, fry the mushrooms and garlic in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Add all the other ingredients to the pan (except the cheddar) and the cooked pasta, and stir until well combined.
3. Pour into baking dish, top with cheddar, and chuck under the grill for 5 minutes. Serve!

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