Runner bean & prosciutto pasta

Runner bean & prosciutto pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
With just five ingredients, this is the perfect pasta dish to have up your sleeve on a lazy day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal459
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs72g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 175g tagliatelle
  • 200g runner bean, trimmed and cut into short lengths
    Runner bean

    Runner bean

    Run-ner beens

    Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2000 years, and are a popular garden…

  • 3 slices prosciutto



    Prosciutto is a sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 rounded tbsp half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Cook the tagliatelle in a large pan of boiling, salted water according to pack instructions. Four mins before the end of the cooking time, add the runner beans.

  2. Meanwhile, cut each slice of prosciutto into 5-6 pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the ham, then fry quickly until crisp. Drain the pasta and return to the pan with the crème fraîche, prosciutto, pan juices and plenty of black pepper, tossing everything together until the pasta is well coated.

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7th Oct, 2017
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7th Oct, 2017
This is fabulously easy to make, I’ve made It several times now, most recently for a dinner party because it’s so quick you can knock this out whilst chatting to guests. I have tweaked it a bit, I fry a finely chopped shallot and clove of garlic in the oil from the meat and then add a small out of wine and quarter of a veg cube with the creme fraiche.
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23rd May, 2017
This was delightfully simple to make. I recommend reserving a small amount of the cooking water to add to the creme fraiche, just to make it a little bit silkier (as you would a carbonara). I also agree with other users' comments re: it needing a little something extra - I will use lemon next time. Really nice though, went down well with my friends.
5th Aug, 2015
This is GOOD! Quick, easy and delicious. A winner.
21st Jan, 2014
Made this with double the ingredients for 4 people but left the beans at 200g. It was lovely, my fussy teenage daughter loved it so this is another meal to my growing list since finding this site.
30th Oct, 2013
White wine definitely needed. Add it after frying the prosciutto ham, remove from pan and add the white wine to reduce, then add the creme fraiche. I also added some finely chopped mushrooms.... they helped to give the sauce a bit more body and also a bit of garlic.... good for you after all!
27th Aug, 2013
This is a really good recipe. Tastes very nice and super easy. I was a bit dubious about the small number of ingredients and thought about adding garlic, chilli or some herbs. But in the end I stuck to the recipe and honestly I don't think it needed anything else. Also I substituted mascarpone cheese for creme fraiche as that's what I had in the fridge.
10th Oct, 2012
Love this recipe! It's quick, easy, healthy and tasty - the perfect weeknight meal. I used fine green beans instead of runner beans and only 100g as 200g seems a bit much for just two people.
9th Aug, 2012
We made it with green beans instead of runner beans and added a little lemon juice. Delicious!
31st Oct, 2011
This is just the best, and so quick and easy! I've used it as a starter, and also as a main course - we can't stop eating it!


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