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courgette carbonara

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Serves 4

quick and easy midweek meal the whole family will love

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  • 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


    1. fry bacon in oil till crispy, boil water for pasta,
    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.
    3. in a bowl whisk together cream, eggs and parmasan cheese
    4. add cooked pasta to bacon and courgette mixture add cream mixture and mix it all together.
    5. serve in warm pasta bowls with lots of crusty bread.

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22nd Aug, 2009
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22nd Aug, 2009
great midweek dinner we prefer it with cream !! my 3 year old granson loves it! will make again and again
20th Aug, 2009
Try this with Creme Fraiche instead of the double cream and add a spoonful of the pasta water as you're stirring through the pasta/veg, it makes the sauce very silky. Add an extra spoonful of parmesan at the last minute too!
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