If you are a child born in the 1960's in New Zealand, your mum will have her version of this dish in her recipe book somewhere. I think mine is pretty close to my mum's - I'll have to ask her if I got it right!
An early lesson as a young mum with a mortgage and 3 children was to cook and feed my family on a budget. I always felt that this was one area of the household budget I could make savings. So give this recipe a go, make your own sauce and boil the pasta up. You should be able to feed a family of 4 for under $15.00 with this Creamy Bacon & Kumara Bake.