Creamy courgette & bacon pasta

A quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle that showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 150g diced pancetta, or smoked bacon lardons
  • 4 courgettes, coarsely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • handful freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 small tub (200g) low-fat crème fraîche
  • 300g tagliatelle

Method

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and sizzle the pancetta or bacon for about 5 mins until starting to crisp. Turn up the heat and add the grated courgette to the pan. Cook for 5 mins or until soft and starting to brown then 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 and courgette. 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.

Source: www.bbcgoodfood.com