I whipped together a quick and easy Macaroni Stir Fry with Bacon and Peas for National Day potluck dinner last week. It’s flavorful and super fast to whip together, using only a few basic ingredients. Great for a kid’s school lunch or as a skillet dinner when you don’t have a lot of time! And it’s a crowd-pleaser to bring to a potluck dinner like I did.
I used the above ingredients for my Macaroni Stir Fry, but you can rummage through your pantry or freezer drawer and come up with your own combinations.
Stir-frying anything takes a bit of elbow grease sometimes and I used the Tefal Softline Saute Pan (28cm) for this, because the handle has a very comfortable and sturdy grip while the size is ample for stir-frying. I didn’t know this before, but the red circle in the centre of Tefal pan is a patented feature called ThermoSpot® that becomes solid red at 180C, informing us that the optimal cooking temperature has been reached. I think my Tefal Saute Pan is also ideal for this dish since Tefal is well-known for its high resistant non-stick coating and superior durability. As you can see in the photo above, this is represented visibly by the multiple layers of dots forming a trippy deep holographic interior.
These two important features make my job of stir-frying easier now that I know there won’t be overcooked bits and pieces stuck on the pan, making dishwashing a pain in the butt later on.
Quick and Easy Macaroni Stir Fry with Bacon and Peas
1 cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
1 cup Frozen Peas
1 cup Bacon, crumbled, diced or sliced
4 cups Macaroni
1 TB Garlic, chopped
2 TB Cooking Oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
Dash of soy sauce
1. Cook macaroni according to instructions on package. Drain and set aside.
2. In a saute pan, heat cooking oil and chopped garlic.
3. Add red bell pepper, frozen peas and bacon. Stir fry for a few minutes, add seasoning.
4. Lastly, add cooked macaroni to the stir fry party. Mix well so that all ingredients are well incorporated.
5. Serve while hot.
This is one colorful dish, isn’t it? And can you believe how easy it is to make?
Happy cookin’! :D