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Creamy Pasta, Bacon and Watercress
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Creamy Pasta, Bacon and Watercress

Calories: 957 Preparation: 5 mins Cooking: 15 mins Serves: 4
Creamy Pasta, Bacon and Watercress


  • 2x85g bags watercress, chopped
  • 500g pack penne pasta
  • 190g pack fresh peas
  • 2x130g packs of cubetti di Pancetta
  • 500g half fat creme fraiche
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


Bring a medium pan of water to the boil over a high heat. Add the penne pasta and a little salt, and cook following the packet instructions, adding the peas for the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over a moderate heat. Cook the pancetta for 3-4 minutes until crisp, stirring often. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate and drain on kitchen paper.

Drain the pasta, return to the pan and stir in the watercress, pancetta, creme fraiche and two-thirds of the Parmesan. Season to taste, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and serve piping hot.

Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 22g Carbohydrate: 107g Protein: 43g Fibre: 7g Salt: 3.35g

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