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Broad Bean, Pea & Ham Pasta

  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes


This tasty pasta dish is super-quick to make and perfect for a mid-week lunch or supper

  1. Put the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water and cook until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Put the butter in a pan over a medium heat and when it has melted, add the onion. Fry until very soft and translucent.
  3. Add the bacon and fry until crispy but don’t allow it to become too hard.
  4. Add the cream and as it starts to thicken, add the broad beans, peas, Parmigiano Reggiano and chopped mint and parsley. Season with a little salt and plenty of pepper.
  5. Cook until the cream has thickened and become glossy. If the sauce looks too thick, don’t be shy to add a little more cream. Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the pasta water. If you think the sauce needs to be thinned, add some of the pasta water.
  6. Serve immediately, sprinkled with more freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
Kitchen Garden Cookbook

This recipe is from Kitchen Garden Cookbook: A Year of Italian Scots Recipes by Carina Contini (Frances Lincoln, £25).





Blend the pasta and sauce mix until you have the desired consistency.

Finger Food

Your toddler can pick out pieces of pasta and peas from the mixture - just make sure it's cooled slightly.
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