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Hamburger Pasta

Love your Leftovers. 2 hamburgers, 2 portions of pasta, some peppers and half a jar of pesto. Doesn't seem like much but with a little bit of ingenuity this can be a speedy meal for 4. I used Farfalle pasta as that's what I had but you could use any pasta you have in your cupboards .You can also bulk it out with any extra vegetables you and your family likes, add some garlic bread and you have a filling meal in no time. The step by step picture guide let's you follow the recipe easily. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your thoughts x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

 140 g Pasta
 2 Hamburgers(cooked)
 4 Rashers of bacon (cooked)
 100 g Mature cheddar
 4 Shallots
 2 Handfuls of mixed Peppers
 2 Garlic cloves
 100 g Red Pesto (1/2 a jar)
 1 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce
 1 tbsp Cream cheese
 100 g Spinach
 1 Handful of Cherry tomatoes
 1 pinch S&P
 1 tbsp Oil

1

Prep:-Chop the burgers and bacon into small chunks.
Dice the shallots, peppers and garlic.
Grate the cheese.
Shred the Spinach
Slice the tomatoes in half

2

Cover the pasta in salted boiling water and cook for 8-10 mns

3

Meanwhile add the oil to a pan and gently fry the shallots till soft then add the garlic

4

Add the peppers

5

Add the hamburgers

6

Add the bacon

7

Stir everything together

8

Add the Pesto then half fill the jar with water and add that. Add the sweet chilli sauce. Stir to combine

9

Add the cheese

10

Stir

11

Add the Cream cheese plus the S&P

12

Stir till everything is combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

13

Add the cooked Pasta plus a little of the pasta water

14

Stir

15

Add the Spinach

16

Stir

17

Add the tomatoes and stir. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

18

Serve warm with crusty bread. Garnish with a little more cheese.

19

Easy swaps:- Red Pesto for Pasta sauce
Bacon for Chorizo
Shallots for onion.
Sweet chilli sauce for tomato paste
Farfalle pasta for Penne or any pasta you have.

Ingredients

 140 g Pasta
 2 Hamburgers(cooked)
 4 Rashers of bacon (cooked)
 100 g Mature cheddar
 4 Shallots
 2 Handfuls of mixed Peppers
 2 Garlic cloves
 100 g Red Pesto (1/2 a jar)
 1 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce
 1 tbsp Cream cheese
 100 g Spinach
 1 Handful of Cherry tomatoes
 1 pinch S&P
 1 tbsp Oil

Directions

1

Prep:-Chop the burgers and bacon into small chunks.
Dice the shallots, peppers and garlic.
Grate the cheese.
Shred the Spinach
Slice the tomatoes in half

2

Cover the pasta in salted boiling water and cook for 8-10 mns

3

Meanwhile add the oil to a pan and gently fry the shallots till soft then add the garlic

4

Add the peppers

5

Add the hamburgers

6

Add the bacon

7

Stir everything together

8

Add the Pesto then half fill the jar with water and add that. Add the sweet chilli sauce. Stir to combine

9

Add the cheese

10

Stir

11

Add the Cream cheese plus the S&P

12

Stir till everything is combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

13

Add the cooked Pasta plus a little of the pasta water

14

Stir

15

Add the Spinach

16

Stir

17

Add the tomatoes and stir. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

18

Serve warm with crusty bread. Garnish with a little more cheese.

19

Easy swaps:- Red Pesto for Pasta sauce
Bacon for Chorizo
Shallots for onion.
Sweet chilli sauce for tomato paste
Farfalle pasta for Penne or any pasta you have.

Hamburger Pasta

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