BLT pasta salad

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:10 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

An easy pasta salad that makes a tasty addition to any lunchbox. Ideal for kids aged 9 – 12, it also makes up 2 of their 5-a-day

Nutrient Unit
kcal 332
fat 13g
saturates 5g
carbs 35g
sugars 12g
fibre 5g
protein 18g
salt 1.5g
Sweet potato crisps


  • 25g pasta bows
  • 2 cooked crispy bacon rashers , broken into pieces
  • 15g spinach , chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • ½ tbsp crème fraîche
  • ¼ tsp wholegrain mustard


  • STEP 1

The night before school, cook the pasta following pack instructions and run under cold water to cool quickly. Mix in the bacon, spinach, tomatoes, crème fraîche and mustard, and season with a little salt. Spoon into an airtight container and keep overnight in the fridge.

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