How to make Creamy Courgette & Bacon Pasta

How to make Creamy Courgette & Bacon Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 150g of diced pancetta or smoked bacon tardons
  • 4 courgettes (coarsely grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • Handful of freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 small tube (200g) low-fat creme fraiche
  • 300g of tagliatelle

Preparation method

  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and sizzle the pancetta or bacon for about 5 mins until starting to crisp.
  • Turn up the heat and add the grated courgette to the pan. Cook for 5 mins or until soft and starting to brown, then add the garlic and cook for a minute longer. Season and set aside.
  • Cook the tagliatelle according to the pack instructions and scoop out a cupful of cooking water.
  • Drain the tagliatelle and tip into the frying pan with the bacon and courgette.
  • Over a low heat, toss everything together with the creme fraiche and half the parmesan adding a splash of pasta water too if you need to loosen the sauce.
  • Season to taste and serve twirled into bowls with the remaining parmesan scattered over

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