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courgette carbonara

By lisawalsh (GoodFood Community)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5.2 ratings
  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
quick and easy midweek meal the whole family will love


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large/3 small courgettes cut into slices then halved
  • 1 pack smoked bacon cut into lardons
  • 2 tsp thyme dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 500g penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp parmasan cheese
  • crusty bread to serve


  • STEP 1
    fry bacon in oil till crispy, boil water for pasta,
  • STEP 2
    add courgettes fry for 3 min add pepper and thyme fry until courgettes are soft, take off heat and leave while you cook the pasta.
  • STEP 3
    in a bowl whisk together cream, eggs and parmasan cheese
  • STEP 4
    add cooked pasta to bacon and courgette mixture add cream mixture and mix it all together.
  • STEP 5
    serve in warm pasta bowls with lots of crusty bread.
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