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

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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 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • Homemade Spaghetti
  • 2 cups Plain Flour sifted
  • 1 Free Range Egg

Nutrition Information

Qty per
171g serve
Qty per
Energy 2072cal 1210cal
Protein 26g 15g
Fat (total) 56g 33g
 - saturated 25g 14g
Carbohydrate 7.5g 4.4g
 - sugars 2.33g 1.36g
Dietary Fibre 3.27g 1.91g
Sodium 660mg 385mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Brown onion

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!

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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.
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