Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Keep the kids happy with this easy, low-fat recipe that's ready in under half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
349
protein
15g
carbs
51g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • 400g linguine or spaghetti
  • 90g pack prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • large handful basil leaves
  • large handful grated parmesan, plus extra to serve, if you like

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Method

  1. Cook the linguine. Meanwhile, tear the ham into small pieces and fry in the olive oil until golden and crisp.
  2. Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water, then return to the pan. Tip in the cooked ham. Mix together the lemon juice, egg yolks and crème fraîche, then add this to the pan along with the basil and Parmesan. Mix in with tongs, adding a little of the cooking water, if needed, to make a creamy sauce that coats the pasta. Serve with extra Parmesan grated over the top, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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lynsayp24's picture

Yummy!! i used organic wholemeal spagetti & low fat creme & lots of mushroom & shallots!!!!! perfect & very easy!!

theatricus's picture
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Absolutely delicious!! The boyfriend complained I hadn't made more....and I came home to the same recipe waiting on the table two nights later!

missyhb's picture
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A fantastic quick dinner thats full of flavour.

steph89gs's picture
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extremely light but very tasty still. i will make this again. i added less lemon too, great advice! added mushrooms and onion too - made it a lot more wholesome. used gammon instead of prosciutto which was very tasty. all in all a very good result which myself and my flatmate laura just loved! quite superb.

margot_vds's picture
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Liked it, but would add less lemon as the sauce tasted too much of lemon.

helsbels77's picture
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Really tasty and light carbonara type main

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