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Penne Pasta with Peas, Pancetta and Cream

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  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 30 g butter
  • 150 g pancetta, diced
  • 4 shallots, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 350 g frozen peas
    Deliciously Tender Garden Peas
  • 350 ml double cream
  • 60 g freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 400 g dried penne or spaghetti, cooked
  • Fresh basil and parmesan, to garnish
  • 4 rashers bacon grilled until crispy, for garnish


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy based pan and fry the diced pancetta for 1 minute. Add the shallots and garlic and fry for 3 minutes or until soft. Add the peas and coat them in the mixture and add the double cream and simmer for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the parmesan cheese and season well with the sea salt and black pepper. Toss the sauce into the hot pasta and serve.
  2. Garnish with the fresh basil, crispy bacon and parmesan cheese.
Serving tip

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin. When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W).



Nutritional Information

  KCal Fat Sat.fat Sugar Salt
Info per serving 1160 Kcal 73.6 g 40.9 g 8.1 g 4.2 g
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.
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