Cheat's creamy carbonara

    Cheat's creamy carbonara


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    About this recipe: This is a twist on carbonara. Farfalle pasta is combined with a rich Parmesan cream sauce, peas and prosciutto. If you use frozen peas, microwave them in a bit of water first for about 3 to 5 minutes so that they're cooked through.

    Serves: 4 

    • 250g farfalle pasta
    • 225g prosciutto, sliced
    • 475ml double cream
    • 120g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 275g garden peas, frozen or tinned
    • salt to taste
    • 40g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes; drain.
    2. Lightly grease a frying pan with cooking spray or a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the prosciutto in the frying pan over medium heat until just brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain excess fat and set prosciutto aside on kitchen paper.
    3. Meanwhile, heat the cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Slowly stir in 120g Parmesan cheese in small amounts. When all the cheese has been melted, stir in the peas and prosciutto. Allow to heat for 2 minutes more. Pour over drained pasta and toss lightly. Season with salt to taste and sprinkle with 40g Parmesan cheese.

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