Penne With Mascarpone, Spinach And Pancetta Recipe

Penne With Mascarpone, Spinach And Pancetta Recipe

Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Easy Recipes, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g pancetta, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 500 g dried penne
  • 200 g mascarpone cheese
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra to serve
  • 200 g young spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • #This simple recipe is ideal for family meals or any unexpected guests. The combination of creamy mascarpone and salty pancetta is hard to beat.# Heat a large frying pan over medium heat for a few minutes. Add the pancetta and garlic and cook until the fat runs and the pancetta is crispy and golden.
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente or according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, reserving 4 tablespoons of the cooking water, and return to the saucepan.
  • Meanwhile, put the mascarpone in a small saucepan, add the reserved water and heat through gently. Add to the pasta with the Parmesan and a generous grinding of black pepper, and stir well.
  • Add the spinach and garlic and pancetta, including the fat from the frying pan, and stir well. Serve immediately with Parmesan.
  • Variation Instead of spinach, try rocket or lightly cooked leeks, peas, broad beans, French beans or carrots.
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