Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Creamy Pancetta Pasta with Mushrooms & Parmesan

As most of you know I love cookbooks and own an extensive collection but I haven't had a good splurge in months. Receiving a package with shiny new cookbooks and reading through all those delicious recipes is the best feeling for a cookbook aficionado. I came across this delicious pasta recipe in Lorraine Pascale's new book and made it for a quick-fix weekday dinner. It was everything I expected, easy, comforting and a dish that I will make time and time again!

Creamy Pancetta Pasta with Mushrooms & Parmesan
Serves 4

400g papardelle or tagliatelle
100-200g cubed pancetta
175g chestnut mushrooms, wiped and finely sliced
225ml double cream ( I use half fat creme friache)
75g grated parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

Meanwhile, put the pancetta in a medium pan over a medium to high heat. When it starts to go brown, add the mushrooms and cook for about 2-3 minutes, then add the double cream. Once the cream is hot, add the parmesan and stir together well.

Once the pasta is ready, drain and then return it to the pan. Add the creamy mixture and stir through well. Seaon with some pepper and sprinkle over more grated parmesan.

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Gloria said...

Ni9ce to see you María, I love cookbooks too! are my lost!This look delicious María! gloria

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Maria - this is the kind of dish I would make again and again too - easy but comforting and yummy.
I like your new haul of books!
I have Short and Sweet but looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the others.

Brownieville Girl said...

Great haul!!

I'm trying not to buy any before Christmas - and then leave a long lish hanging around the house!!!!

Delicious looking pasta dish.

At Anna's kitchen table said...

I think I'd really like this Maria! I love my cookbooks too!

Mandy@Withmilkandflourt said...

Some of these books are definitely going on my Christmas wish list.

Creamy pasta dish sounds incredible!

Anne said...

I keep hearing good things about her book but am on a very strict no more buying phase!

The pasta looks gorgeous, exactly the kind of meal I love to eat!

Maggie said...

Great choice of cookbooks to keep you busy!

Maggie said...

Great choice of cookbooks Maria.