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Dinner Creamy bacon & tagliatelle

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4 People



Prep Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

30 min

What you'll need:

  • 1 tsp olive oil 
  • 150g of Cookstown unsmoked back bacon  
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed 
  • handful freshly grated parmesan 
  • 1 small tub (200g) low-fat crème fraîche 
  • 300g tagliatelle 



Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and sizzle the bacon for about 5 mins until starting to crisp. Add the garlic and cook for a minute longer. Season and set aside. 


Cook the tagliatelle according to the pack instructions and scoop out a cupful of cooking water. Drain the tagliatelle and tip into the frying pan with the bacon. Over a low heat toss everything together with the crème fraiche and half the Parmesan adding a splash of pasta water too if you need to loosen the sauce. Season to taste and serve twirled into bowls with the remaining Parmesan scattered over.