4-ingredient budget pasta

4-ingredient budget pasta

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes

Need a quick dinner that’s friendly on the pocket? Clement Pedro’s bacon pasta is super-easy to make and is under R35 per serving! You’re welcome.


  • 500 g Woolworths penne
  • 1 x 400 ml sachet Woolworths Simply Heat cheese sauce
  • 250 g diced bacon
  • 250 g frozen peas

Cooking Instructions

@wwtaste Here’s how to make dinner for 4 under R35 per person! #baconpasta #bacon #pasta #budgetdinner ♬ It Will Be Nice - Balang_3go

1. Cook the pasta until al dente according to package instructions.

2. Place the bacon in a pan over a medium heat. Cooking the bacon from cold allows the fat to render before it browns so no extra oil is needed. Adding some water also helps the fat render and stops the pan being too dry.

3. Once the bacon has browned, add the cheese sauce and heat through with the peas, again, adding extra water if needed. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and stir through to combine before serving.

Cook’s note: No extra salt is needed as both the bacon and cheese sauce are seasoned.

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Photography and videography: Shavan Rahim

Clement Pedro Recipe by: Clement Pedro
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Clement Pedro strikes a balance between rib-sticking fare you can really get stuck into and experimental recipes that take accessible ingredients to next-level status. Clem can do pretty much anything – and so can you with his recipes.

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