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Easy Pea(sy) Penne Carbonara

Delicious, simple and creamy pasta served with homemade focaccia and bacon fat griddle courgette.

Serves 2

5 Minute Preparation Time

15 Minute Cooking Time


200g Penne Pasta

4 Bacon Rashers

50g Frozen Pea

1 Courgette

3 Egg Yolks

50g Parmesan

2tbs Double Cream (Optional)

Olive Oil



- Put a pan of water on a high heat and bring to the boil, season with salt

- In a bowl, add the egg yolk, parmesan and cream and mix

- Cut the courgette into chunks

- Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes

- Whilst the pasta cooks, fry the bacon in a frying pan or on a griddle

- Once the bacon is cooked, remove and then add the courgette to the pan to cook. The griddle gives lovely char lines.

- A minute before the end of pasta cooking, add the peas to cook.

- Drain the pasta and add back to the pan. Pour the cheese mixture into the pan and add the bacon too. Stir to coat all of the pasta.

- Serve up.

- Season with pepper and extra parmesan and ENJOY with the bacon fat courgette and focaccia on the side.


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