- 500g pack of spaghetti
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 200g pancetta, diced
Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…
- 80g butter, softened
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 2 tsp Marmite
- 50g cheddar, grated
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
- grated Parmesan, to serve
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pancetta for 8-10 mins until crispy.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain, reserving a little pasta water. Tip the spaghetti back into the pan with the pasta water and add the pancetta with the fat from the pan, the butter, Marmite and cheeses. Use tongs to coat the spaghetti in the sauce and season with a little pepper. Taste and add a little more Marmite , if you like. Serve in bowls with extra Parmesan sprinkled over.