Faster Pasta – Super Fast Way to Use Up Leftovers

Faster Pasta – Super Fast Way to Use Up Leftovers


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 10
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.9 based on 17 ratings.


  • 250 g Bacon Rashers
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 Red Capsicum chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese
  • Homemade Spaghetti
  • 2 cups Plain Flour sifted
  • 1 Free Range Egg

Nutrition Information

Qty per
171g serve
Qty per
Energy 286.065kcalcal 167.0207265911kcalcal
Protein 10.36375gg 6.0509361690823gg
Fat (total) 25.535gg 14.908759385118gg
 - saturated 9.5025gg 5.5480903096567gg
Carbohydrate 6.19375gg 3.6162572328794gg
 - sugars 1.9825gg 1.1574942424514gg
Dietary Fibre 3.24125gg 1.8924228062273gg
Sodium 264.21mgmg 154.26055677079mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Brown onion, Granulated Garlic, olive oil, butter, Cheddar cheese

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

This meal, which I call ‘Faster Pasta‘ is not only fast (you can make it in under 12 minutes) – but is also incredibly frugal. 

I make this to use up leftovers!

I can feed this to my family of four for only a few dollars!.  Good for making something quick, easy and delicious. Perfect for a weeknight meal.

The basics of the recipe are here, but really, any leftovers you might have in the fridge can be used in this recipe.  It is even cheaper still if you want to make your own Pasta!

We love this Philips Pasta & Noodle Maker, White – from Amazon.com.au
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  1. Measure out two exact cups of plain flour and add to the machine.

  2. Add the egg to a measuring cup.

  3. Pour in enough water over the top of the egg to make 110ml of water/egg mixture.

  4. Pour the watery egg mixture into the machine.

  5. Close and press 'Two Cups'.

  6. Ensure the 'Spaghetti' maker is on the end. Place a plate underneath the catcher to collect the fresh pasta.

  7. To cook:  Add the spaghetti to a large pot of salted water.  Cook for five minutes, then drain and serve right away.

  8. Preheat a frypan and add the olive oil, garlic and chopped brown onion.  Cook until fragrant and soft.

  9. Add the finely chopped bacon and capsicum and cook well until caramelised.

  10. Add the teaspoon of butter to the bacon mix and allow to melt before mixing through the cooked spaghetti.

  11. Stir well to combine before distributing the meal amongst the four plates.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Faster Pasta is not suitable to freeze. Is best made just before serving.
Jody Allen
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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